News & Publications: Modernization

December 4, 2018

Mountaintop Marvel

by Mark Kanonik

Modern Steel Construction profiles EYP's Senior Structural Engineer Mark Kanonik's examination of Lehigh University's research facility at it's Mountaintop Campus.

Using the right energy modeling tools at the right time in the design process is especially important in historic preservation, no matter what type of preservation is being undertaken. More

April 11, 2017

Modern Pediatrics

Living in your hospital while rebuilding it is one challenge. Transforming it from adult and pediatric care to a dedicated children’s hospital is another. See how we helped CHOSA accomplish both in Healthcare Design.

A primary challenge of restoring Midcentury Modern buildings – an architectural style associated with technology and materials experimentation – is adapting these often outmoded structures to meet current and future requirements. As featured in Architectural Record, EYP Historic Preservation and Design Expert David Fixler, FAIA, explores modernizing Louis Kahn’s Richards Medical Research Laboratories at the University of Pennsylvania as an example of a successful renovation that remains true to the designer’s original architectural vision.

How we can best shepherd the legacy of modernism into a durable and sustainable future raises many issues that are fundamentally changing the way in which preservation professionals approach the rehabilitation of a large segment of the built environment. More

August 9, 2016

Rehabilitating Richards

University Architect at the University of Pennsylvania, David Hollenberg, shares the intricacies and opportunities of renovating Louis Kahn's Richard Laboratories, a National Historic Landmark. More

Architecture Critic Inga Saffron explains how the renovation of this iconic building brought Kahn's original vision to life. More