Landmarks Preservation

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 Historic buildings use personification to allude to cultural ideas or historical references.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...

Grow Your Business by Becoming LEED Certified!

Grow Your Business by Becoming LEED Certified!

If you thought that "going green" might harm your bottom line, you can stop worrying. A 2012 study conducted at Notre Dame University which looked at over 500 PNC branches found that LEED certified PNC bank branches were performing better, profit-wise, than their non-LEED certified counterparts. In fact, customers were even depositing more money at the LEED certified branches! The study...