Adaptive Reuse

Incorporating Adaptive Reuse to Restore Old Landmark Buildings

Incorporating Adaptive Reuse to Restore Old Landmark Buildings

As progress dictates that we must forge on into the future, the unfortunate tearing down of the old to make room for the new means more buildings are being lost. Adaptive reuse, however, defines progress differently. To those who may not be familiar with this type of architectural restoration, adaptive reuse takes an existing structure and refines it, breathing new life...

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...

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...

What You Should Know about the Facade Inspection Safety Program

What You Should Know about the Facade Inspection Safety Program

The Facade Inspection Safety Program (FISP), previously known as Local Law 11, requires owners of buildings six stories and up to schedule an inspection of the exterior walls and appurtenances by a New York State licensed architect or engineer every five years. Depending on the building’s level of deterioration, a building owner may be required to coordinate a second inspection so that...