Preservation Planning & Historic Structure Reports

Research and planning are a critical part of the preservation process. The firm emphasizes the need for detailed and thorough investigation of each project, from archival research about the building’s history to a master plan or a feasibility study for an adaptive reuse plan.

Responsible stewardship of historic buildings requires a curatorial approach to questions of renewal, restoration, reconstruction and maintenance. As the first step in the preservation process, the Historic Structure Report (HSR) provides the framework for compiling and analyzing all available information about a building. Once completed, the HSR guides the development of contract documents (drawings and specifications) and restoration plans, helping the project to proceed in a logical, sequential manner.