Guiding Principles

Our overarching principle is to help owners and communities reach their goals by maximizing the potential of their old building assets.  To help owners meet their goals, we:

  • understand our clients' needs
  • draw from the latest conservation practices, historic approaches, and national and international guidelines.
  • understand root causes of deterioration
  • evaluate safety using performance based objectives
  • design to minimize intervention
  • respect the life cycle of historic buildings with reversible designs
  • find economic and flexible solutions
  • design for the future