Preconstruction Planning & Design

Our historic preservation experts help planning and design teams formulate solutions that are not only the most strategic, cost-effective, and least disruptive but also the most artistically pleasing and enduring. This specialized knowledge and unique perspective is often critical for a successful outcome for several reasons:

Time & Costs. We help identify potential challenges, estimate costs more accurately, develop realistic project timelines, and minimize the risk of unexpected delays or budget overruns during construction.

Modern Standards. We inform successfully implementation of accessibility features, technology infrastructure, and sustainable design practices while respecting historical context.

Historical Integrity. We understand architectural styles, construction techniques, and materials used in different eras to protect historically significant features. Forensic investigation and historic research in the initial stages of the project can help maintain the overall historical character.

Preservation Guidelines. We can help teams navigate the complexities of complying with local, state, or federal preservation guidelines, regulations, and standards.

Collaboration. We foster a shared understanding of the project’s goals towards a successful restoration and collaborate with architects, contractors, designers, and artists to bring your vision to life.