As historic property owners, it is our responsibility to preserve and restore our city's and state's irreplaceable cultural resources for future generations.
Historically speaking there are many facets in restoring an old building. Extreme age and prolonged exposure to the elements deteriorate the building's aesthetic and artistic character. In addition to preservation, the use and intent of our historic building spaces change with time. We believe these structural changes and additions should be designed to compliment the original design elements.
These Historic methods include preservation, restoration, or rehabilitation.
Preservation… Historic preservation is an endeavor that seeks to preserve, conserve and protect buildings, objects, landscapes or other artifacts of historical significance. Other names for the discipline or sub-disciplines include urban conservation, landscape preservation, built environment conservation, built heritage conservation, object conservation, and immovable object conservation.
Restoration… Restoration is the act of restoring or state of being restored, as to a former or original condition and the replacement or giving back of something lost, stolen, etc.
Rehabilitation… Rehabilitation is defined as the process of returning a property to a state of utility, through repair or alteration, which makes possible an efficient contemporary use while preserving those features of the property which are significant to its historic, architectural and cultural values.
TCS offers over 20 years of experience in Historic Restoration to include state and federal tax credits. Preservation, Restoration and Rehabilitation involve a collaboration of owners, agencies, designers, material manufacturers and installers that are closely coordinated by a construction manager with technical involvement. Please contact our office to schedule a property review.