Historic Preservation Planning
The presence of older buildings enhances and graces the built environment by providing a connection to local heritage and fostering stronger communities. Connolly & Hickey Historical Architects concentrates its practice on this important aspect of professional architecture practice.
The preparation of preservation planning documents such as Historic Preservation Plans, Historic Structures Reports and Historic Site Master Plans begins with historical research and documentation, and follows a logical sequence of activities including conditions assessments, use and interpretation evaluations, architectural and material conservation recommendations, establishment of priorities and projection of probable costs. The planning document process includes developing a project team of engineers, landscape architects, material conservators, and archeologists tailored to the needs of each historic building, site or structure.
Connolly & Hickey has extensive experience in developing preservation interventions that are sensitive to the historic fabric, and that understand the cultural value of each resource. Our firm has evaluated a variety of building types from a wide range of historical periods. Reports and evaluations are tailored to the individual needs of the building and client. All recommendations are made with consideration not only of the buildings' needs but also of the client's budget and that comply with the Secretary of Interior's Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties.