Historic Preservation

We view preservation as the scientific, intelligent, and creative management of change with the utmost respect for the past.

Kresge Auditorium and MIT Chapel

MIT

Mid-century modern icons at the heart of the West Campus have been restored to their original luster.

Computer Lab

Preservation and Managing Change

Widener Library

Harvard University

With its landmark representational spaces, generous patron user areas, secure areas for collections, and workplace for a large staff, this project embodies many of the typical challenges presented by historic structures. We preserved the historic character of this campus icon, phasing work to allow the library to function without interruption. The extensive project enhanced the safety and security of collections, in part by creating climate-controlled book storage, and created a more comfortable environment for student and faculty study.

Historic Preservation
Navy Chapel interior

The Power of Place

Brigade of Midshipmen Chapel

US Navy

Spaces made sacred by shared experience are valuable touchstones for our culture. Heritage buildings offer an opportunity to reveal the essence of what makes a structure culturally significant while enabling its contemporary relevance and maximizing systems performance.

Historic Preservation

Featured Historic Preservation News & Publications

Watchbox

EYP Historic Preservation & Design Expert Matthew Chalifoux, FAIA, shares his extensive preservation expertise in The Military Engineer as he explores the challenges and partnership opportunities associated with applying design-build to complex and historically-significant preservation projects.

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The article, “Bridge to the Past,” authored by EYP Senior Structural Engineer and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) adjunct faculty member Mark Kanonik, recounts how a group of RPI structural engineering master’s degree students completed an extensive and unique analysis of the historic Shushan Covered Bridge in Shushan, NY.

University of Pennsylvania, Richards Medical Research Laboratories

Renewing Modernism: Notes on the Association for Preservation Technology (APT) Principles for Practice

MIT Kresge Auditorium and Chapel

Masterpiece Restoration Wins Awards Trifecta

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