Preservation and Managing Change
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.
The Power of Place
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.
University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine
Contemporary interventions guided by careful analysis of the original design unlock the potential of an outdated facility.
arts & culture
The guard house, where Abraham Lincoln made the last official visit of his presidency, has been restored and returned to its original site.
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. In accordance with the Historic American Engineering Record, the students documented the structure, while partaking in a radical departure from the traditional classroom engineering educational experience.