A Full-Service Architectural Firm Has What It Takes To Restore Your Buildings

A Full-Service Architectural Firm Has What It Takes To Restore Your Buildings

The nature of a full-service architectural firm is that the firm makes it their purpose to serve and guide every client from the start of the architectural process to the final conclusion of the construction. Within each phase of the architectural design process, including schematic design, design development, construction documents, bidding, and contract administration, certain goals will need to be met...

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Challenges in Adaptive Reuse of Historic Buildings: The Armories of NYC

Challenges in Adaptive Reuse of Historic Buildings: The Armories of NYC

The world of adaptive reuse and historic preservation has found ways to successfully adapt and use historic buildings in modern neighborhoods. Social needs, such as for artist's housing, and needs for adaptive access, so all citizens can use the old buildings, have been successfully met. The old armories, however, have a number of challenges that are unique to their nature...

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What is Underpinning?

What is Underpinning?

Underpinning is a process used to repair, strengthen, or increase the depth of an existing foundation by lowering the footing to allow it to rest on more supportive soil. While oftentimes underpinning is associated with the remediation of deficient or failing foundations, it is also used in cases where the use of a building has changed, floors are being added to...

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