Heritage Conservation & Sustainable Retrofit
UNIQUELY FOCUSED ON RESTORING, UPGRADING & REPURPOSING EXISTING PROPERTIES
We offer architectural and engineering services in heritage conservation & sustainable retrofit. For nearly three decades, our firm has conceived project-specific solutions, while applying proven technical expertise to conserve, retrofit & optimize the performance of existing buildings. We bring to your project a reputation for quality in all aspects of the project - from preliminary investigation and scope, to plans and specifications, through to construction sign off.
HERITAGE CONSERVATION: TRADITIONAL BUILDING KNOWLEDGE
Our office provides pro-active and resilient design solutions for your existing or historic properties. Properties need to be restored and maintained to withstand the cycles of weathering and climate events. Conservation and retrofit projects offer the opportunity to improve upon original construction assemblies by remedying shortcomings and deficiencies. If you are considering the benefits of retrofit, we can provide technically innovative solutions to thermal efficiency, weathertightness, and structural integrity.
SUSTAINABLE RETROFIT: FACILITATING NEW USES & NEW TECHNOLOGIES
Repurposing and retrofitting our architectural heritage is inherently green. By reconfiguring interior spaces with new technologies and upgraded systems, your property will make way for generational change. Furthermore, by assessing the thermal performance of the exterior envelope, we will prioritize measures to lower energy demands and operating costs. Energy use can be economized by implementing green/insulated roofing systems, window replacements, solar installations, moisture barriers, and exterior cladding. The ultimate goal is to reduce the carbon footprint while enhancing interior comfort.
IMPROVING LIFE SAFETY, ACCESSIBILITY, HEALTH AND COMFORT
Any project involving a reconfiguration of the interior or a change in use requires interpretation of applicable code standards and guidelines. Our firm is especially committed to fostering universal accessibility, improving fire safety, reinforcing building security, and promoting environmental health. Embracing these goals and requirements will augment the successful retrofit and/or repurposing of your building.
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