Contemplating a Historic Building for Your Company?
Historic buildings, located in urban settings, offer organizations an inspired brand expression that may compliment the ethos of the business. The “energy” associated with urban geographic locations and the often-ornate architecture, provide a respectful nod to heritage while simultaneously enabling owners to imaginatively adapt the structure to fold into a community’s modern fabric.
Old buildings present unique challenges, requiring creative solutions. Before making the move, think through stakeholder needs, asking questions to affirm the building is a good fit. Consider infrastructure, technological needs, parking access, and the ability to respond to growth strategies and future expansion. An existing conditions assessment can render a confident budget that accounts for modernization costs such as mechanical systems, lighting, window/door, and roof repairs.
This team is helping transform the Fort Nelson building – an 1870’s treasure located at Eighth & Main Streets. Buildings like this have awaited owners with a creative flair for retaining and transforming gems like these, and we are proud to be partners in the project.