The first and most important step in the preservation of our material or cultural heritage is to understand the breadth and scope of its historical significance. Careful analysis leads to the identification of a historic artifact’s value. Detailed evaluation provides a “snapshot” of a property’s current condition and projects the feasibility for a range of preservation treatments.
The firm regularly prepares architectural documentation to HABS / HAER standards for either Section 106 compliance and loss mitigation or as a part of a larger preservation program. In addition, the firm prepares planning documents such as Historic Structures Reports following the National Park Service recommended practices and ASTM STP 1258.