MATERIALS ANALYSIS AND CONSERVATION

We identify historic materials and the constituents, found on site in historic structures, monuments, and art. This information allows us to date, match, and guide clients towards the best practices  and the technical methods of conserving materials.

HISTORIC STRUCTURE ASSESSMENTS AND SURVEYS

We provide documentary, graphic, and physical information about a property’s history and existing condition, and can address the use or reuse of a property. We describe the most appropriate treatments,  the scope of recommended work and ongoing maintenance.

PRESERVATION PLANNING

We create planning documents for historic properties that provide a means for documenting original construction, alterations, and owners, identifying current conditions, and making prioritized recommendations for future work.

NEIGHBORHOOD SURVEYS

We identify, record, and evaluate historic properties within a neighborhood to make informed planning decisions regarding preservation goals and objectives.

HISTORIC NEIGHBORHOOD AND DOWNTOWN DESIGN GUIDELINES

We provide the framework and guidance for decisions regarding historic structures and districts in such a way as to preserve the historic character and integrity while enhancing the community.

ENERGY MASTER PLANS

We help clients plan for upgrading the energy performance of historic structures in a way that preserves the historic resource.

ENERGY MODELING

We can do a technical analysis to compare the tradeoffs of various approaches to enhanced energy performance of a historic structure.

XRF SPECTROMETER FOR In situ testing

Our top of the line Portable XRF Spectrometer allows us to complete an in-depth analysis of materials, identify patterns of deterioration, past repairs, and match in kind. For more information, see  our XRF spectrometer information page

ARCHEOLOGICAL SURVEYS AND TESTING

We produce surface surveys using ground reconnaissance, systematic and unsystematic  evaluation, and subsurface testing.