Why Should Historic Building Preservation Be Welcomed With Open Arms?

Why Should Historic Building Preservation Be Welcomed With Open Arms?

The ability for architecture to use personification and express its function through form is what sets it apart it from mere buildings. Historic buildings use personification to allude to cultural ideas or historical references. They are built with human emotions, both positive and negative, by architects who have a story to tell. Preserving a historic building can be an important...

Making Historic Landmark Preservation Sustainable

Making Historic Landmark Preservation Sustainable

Historic landmarks are part of our cultural history and tell us a lot about the past through their characteristics. During the manufacturing boom in 19th century, building materials such as brick, hardwood, terracotta, and brownstone, became cheaper and more readily available. As a result, more and more people could afford to own a brick or stone home. Today, we admire these...

A Full Service Architectural Firm Can Help You Preserve A Historic Building In Your Community

A Full Service Architectural Firm Can Help You Preserve A Historic Building In Your Community

What is worth preserving will typically vary from person to person. When something is called historic, it usually means that it is worth the time and effort that is needed to preserve it. The same goes for historic buildings. Building preservation, restoration, and adaptive reuse can potentially revitalize a community and bring new opportunities. Many older buildings have inherent value, as...

Does Your New York City Balcony Need Maintenance?

Does Your New York City Balcony Need Maintenance?

No one wants their building's balcony to collapse. On the other hand, no one wants to spend an insane amount of money to repair or replace their building’s balcony unless it is absolutely necessary. Balconies are generally made of reinforced concrete. It is always a good idea to regularly check for any rust stains, cracks, spalling and loose railings. These can...