Modernization

Modernization is more than building and system upgrades: it's about maximizing the assets you already have in terms of functionality, energy performance, and aesthetics.

Maximizing Resources

We extend the useful life of buildings, enabling them to conform to current requirements for program, code, performance, and brand, while incorporating elements of enduring value. It's a sustainable, cost-effective opportunity for clients to realize a "new" facility.

Modernization

Respecting & Responding to Existing Buildings

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Mountaintop Campus

Lehigh University

Academic Innovation

No boundaries: expansive adaptive use gives students space for big ideas.

Exterior view of building at dusk

Taylor Science Center

Hamilton College

STEM

Communities of faculty offices and student/faculty research spaces help maintain the intimacy of the College’s experience within this expansive facility.

FDR Museum interior

Franklin Delano Roosevelt Presidential Library & Museum

National Archives and Records Administration

arts & culture

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

Exterior of Jersey Shore Ocean Medical Center

Jersey Shore University Medical Center

Hackensack Meridian Health

Specialty Care

The region’s only academic university-level teaching center and clinical research facility has undergone a transformational modernization and expansion.

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

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

No Thermal Break, No Problem: Upgrading Kahn’s Stainless Steel Windows in the Richards Building

In this conference presentation, David Fixler and Matt Chalifoux discuss strategies for making a famously dysfunctional landmark work for science while respecting the original design vision.

Modernization Historic Preservation
Student Center Atrium

Building Identity

Student Center

University of Houston

The centerpiece of one of the largest campus transformations in the nation, this modernization and expansion project celebrates the University's evolution from a commuter campus to a nationally recognized Tier One research university. Our design more than doubles the size of the original building to enhance the campus experience.

Community Impact