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Historic Preservation. Adaptive Reuse. Sustainable Design.

What We Do

Scott Henson Architect is an award winning Architecture firm specializing in the preservation and restoration of historic buildings with a diverse portfolio of work in and around New York City. We have extensive experience in the assessment, design and detailing of building exteriors including the preparation of comprehensive conditions reports, construction documents and specifications, full and phased construction cost estimates, city agency filing, and contract procurement and administration.

We work closely with our clients to investigate and assess building conditions, develop strategic and economically responsible recommendations for their repair, and implement the design through construction. We believe that architecture is a collaborative effort and are committed to working with our clients to develop a well-tailored solution based on their unique project conditions and far-reaching objectives. To achieve this, we seek to always maintain an open and transparent line of communication to ensure that projects are delivered in a timely and efficient manner.

Principal Scott Henson has inspected, repaired, restored and preserved numerous buildings in New York, New Jersey, Maryland, Connecticut and Kentucky. Scott Henson Architect, LLC was established in 2003.

Our Approach

Scott Henson Architect advances the field of preservation through a hands-on approach to craftsmanship and traditional building practices as demonstrated in our award-winning, nationally recognized projects. In response to the global climate crisis and emerging technologies, SHA is transforming the practice of retrofitting existing and historic buildings as a means towards carbon reduction.  

We believe that architecture is a collaborative effort. We are creative problem-solvers that work with our clients to develop solutions tailored to their unique project conditions and objectives -   along the spectrum of Preservation of Historic Buildings, Adaptive Reuse, and Sustainable Design of new buildings. Our team brings a passion for craftsmanship into all phases of our projects. We view the preservation and re-use of existing and historic buildings as a critical practice due to the embodied carbon they contain and the results of basic life cycle analysis.

Founded in 2003, we have completed thousands of preservation projects throughout the tri-state area as well as throughout the East Coast. Our award-winning architecture firm provides direct access to our principal, and dedicated service from our team of architects and project managers, many of which have sustainability-driven credentials. Our approach embodies a sensitivity to the history of existing structures while considering present-day needs. We aim to ensure that these historic buildings remain an active part of our urban fabric. We are advocates for the environment and are working to go above and beyond New York City’s carbon emission reductions goals.