We make existing buildings work for modern times and changing uses.
Sometimes this is straightforward. More often, it's not. From esoteric original building techniques to hard-to-match stone to mysterious sources of water, existing buildings offer all kinds of riddles. We love solving them. No matter the age of the structure—whether it's centuries old, from the Modern era, or the last few decades—we apply the same rigorous approach:
RESEARCH the building's origins and evolution to understand its materials (which are sometimes old and obscure), construction methods (ditto!), and overall history.
INVESTIGATE the existing conditions using the latest technology and best practices along with time-proven techniques developed over our four decades of experience.
ANALYZE our findings, in collaboration with the client and other team members, to determine underlying problems and map out the best path forward.
Most important, DESIGN for the building's next era, making it work for present-day needs while allowing the original architectural character to shine.