Preservation & Modernization

How do you get the benefits of a new building without building new? An integrated modernization approach that unlocks the potential of your existing building.

What's Possible?

Modernization is about looking critically at your existing building and asking, “What can be done to help this building perform at its highest level?” How can you adapt your space to support changes in the workplace? Reduce operating and lifecycle costs? Use space more efficiently? Achieve sustainability goals? And respect your building’s history?

The Value of Modernization

A 34-phase modernization approach saved Children's Hospital New Orleans $250M and brought their facility to current standards without building new.

From Private Home to Historic Relic

Since the Civil War, significant additions were made to the Warfield House at Gettysburg National Military Park. Traditional materials and techniques were used to return the exterior to its original look.

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[We have] the overall impression that the refitting of the Trusteeship Council Chamber is in good hands with the design practice EYP, and that there is full appreciation of the chamber’s conservation values. [We were] positively surprised by the respect shown by the UN and EYP for this piece of Danish cultural heritage.

Blue Ribbon Design Panel Danish Government
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Preservation and Managing Change

With its landmark representational spaces, generous patron user areas, secure areas for collections, and workplace for a large staff, Widener Library at Harvard University embodies many of the typical challenges presented by historic structures.

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Matthew Chalifoux

Senior Historic Preservation Architect

Eric Ward

Project Director

Deborah Fritz

Senior Project Director

Courtney Janes

Project Manager

David Deis

Managing Principal - Atlanta, Senior Project Director

Linda Rodts

Lead Interior Designer

Richard Clarke

Senior Design Principal

Matt Chalifaux

Together, let's unlock your building's potential

Matthew Chalifoux Senior Historic Preservation Architect