Historic Preservation

Historic structures of substance and value constitute our shared heritage. Once gone, they never come back. Thus, sustainable design is more than a trend. “Renovate, reinvent, and renew” is a core value of Design Innovation Architects (DIA)— to repurpose existing structures in an exciting, relevant, and inspiring way that embraces the past and celebrates the future. Repurposing a space can reflect the values, virtues, community commitment, and ingenuity of a business or other organization if the redesign preserves integrity in a relevant way. But documenting existing conditions and performing forensic architecture can reveal multiple prior renovations, and, in turn, code challenges that require in-depth research and informed solutions. These are DIA specialties.

We have the skills, experience, and passion to match your vision of any historic preservation project.