Historical Restoration Services

Architectural Restoration, Sustainable Restoration, Building Preservation

One of the more specialized architectural design services Graves Design Group provides is in the area of historic restoration and preservation. These historical restoration projects of existing buildings or structures with varying historic significance are particularly challenging because they require the architect to preserve the essence of the buildings and environment while incorporating modern design and development improvements and practices in a structure that was not originally designed for them. Our Pittsburgh based architectural design firm President, Howard Graves, has over 30 years of experience in historic restoration and served on Pittsburgh's Historic Review Commission for 15 years. His extensive knowledge of these types of historic restoration projects, including code requirements and other laws governing them, is invaluable. Our architecture design firm stands apart from many because of our first- hand knowledge of issues that arise during the Historic Review process that many of these restoration projects fall under.

Historic preservation and restoration services are a part of a niche field in architecture design that requires specialized expertise in restoring structures that have historic significance. These may be specific period residential homes, old civic buildings and the like or entire districts that are designated to have historic value and therefore are restored. This requires painstaking attention to detail, research, code review, special hearings and other services in addition to the traditional architectural design services. Our chief design architect has more than 30 years of experience in historic restoration projects, including the multi-million dollar historical restoration of the historic district of Manchester in Pittsburgh's Northside.

For more information on Historical Restoration Design and Development please contact Graves Design Group.