Cultural

Preserving significant buildings and sites for public education and enjoyment creates a tangible linkage with history that strengthens our national identity.

A Vision Renewed

National Archives and Records Administration

Franklin Delano Roosevelt Presidential Library & Museum

The New Deal comes to life for a new generation.

Reconstructing History

Grant Hall historic courtroom image

US Army

Grant Hall

Based on historic drawings, we reconstructed the room where the conspirators in President Abraham Lincoln's assassination were tried.

Grant Hall was constructed circa 1832 as an addition to the 1829 Federal Penitentiary. The new building provided living space for the Deputy Warden on the first and second floors, with a work room on the third floor that was connected to the adjacent Women’s cell block. When the conspirators were housed in the penitentiary, the third-floor work room was modified to serve as a court room for the trial. None of the original fittings of this room were extant.

Historic Preservation
Interior view

University of Georgia

Georgia Museum of Art

Arts

Design balances the needs of researchers and art lovers of all ages.

Watch Box exterior with historic cannons

NAVFAC Washington

Historic Watch Box

Cultural

The guard house, where Abraham Lincoln made the last official visit of his presidency, has been restored and returned to its original site.

Exterior detail shot of Federal Hall and George Washington statue

US National Park Service

Federal Hall National Memorial

Cultural

Proactive preservation helps ensure the continued stability of this Wall Street icon.

Cultural Projects

Best Project: Interiors/Tenant Improvement – Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum

FDR Exterior

The Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library's first upgrade since its 1939 construction included several elements not usually encountered on such projects. The two-phase, $23.6-million gut renovation required an exceptional level of care for such procedures as dust control to safeguard the more than 15,000 historical artifacts.

Learn more here.

Exterior of Faneuil Hall at Night

US National Park Service

Faneuil Hall

Cultural

Over one million annual visitors pass through this landmark, the portal to the Massachusetts National Parks.

Exterior view at dusk

National Archives and Records Administration

John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum

Cultural

More secure and accessible collections help advance JFK's legacy to inspire new generations.

FDR Museum interior

National Archives and Records Administration

Franklin Delano Roosevelt Presidential Library & Museum

Cultural

What modernization accomplishes invisibly is as important as what it now reveals to visitors.

Cultural Projects