Adaptive Reuse & Historic Preservation
Adaptive reuse has not only been a major factor in the historic revitalization of our cities. It has also become a key strategy for government agencies, institutions and communities to achieve more sustainable patterns of development, as well as a basic component of urban mixed-use projects.
EE&K has a record of bringing bold and creative thinking to the often complex set of challenges presented by working with existing buildings.
bringing bold and creative thinking to the often complex set of challenges presented by working with existing buildings
On projects as diverse as the GSA’s National Capital Region Headquarters and New York’s legendary Police Headquarters, we have created integrated solutions that carve out exciting new spaces in unlikely building shells, transformed former warehouses into attractive and competitive Class A workplace environments, and developed solutions that have given historic but obsolete buildings a marketable and sustainable future. By bringing the larger perspective to bear, we have been able to leverage the unique qualities of historic buildings such as Lower Manhattan’s Customs House and Kansas City’s Union Station to anchor revitalizing communities and create public places of depth and authenticity. Our expertise in designing to meet Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Rehabilitation is evidenced in our record of accomplishment on some of the country’s most significant historic landmarks.