Ours is a philosophy that extends to achieving a balanced dialogue between the past and the present. While, as preservationists, we defer to the accomplishments of the past, we are equally committed to marrying a building's attributes to contemporary use and context; to preserve the historic with a contemporary interpretation of relevant forms and elements, rather than a direct imitation of historical motifs. Modifications to historic and existing buildings, as shown by our philosophy and portfolio of work, respect the principles and concepts of the original building but rightfully incorporate the evolutionary passage of time through designs that clearly belong to the present. We are unified as a team in a symbiotic understanding of the needs of a building's historic preservation of interior design, architecture and engineering components. Our work is grounded in the experience and implementations that have turned our ideas into reality. Our experience with Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act, Secretary of the Interior's Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties, knowledge of Federal, State and local preservation laws, and coordination with local preservation organizations foster action and solutions in a well-tested philosophy of design excellence in historic buildings.
Posted: 7/07/2010 • Link to this review