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More stories about Preservation

  • Highlight: Higgins Hall

  • the relationship between architecture and light

    one of the overarching themes contained in the pages of A|L is the relationship between architecture and light. Disciplines unto themselves, projects are richer when the two speak in unison. Lighting and historic preservation, as the projects in this issue demonstrate, are no exception.

  • boathouse row: incandescent vs. led

    can leds effectively relight historic structures in a way that respects content and conveys authenticity within a contemporary context? That is the question raised by the updated exterior lighting system for the 12 Victorian-era boathouses along Philadelphia's Schuylkill River.

  • st. john's college, annapolis, maryland

    challenge How do you tackle a renovation project when it is one of only a handful of buildings east of the Mississippi by noted International Style architect, Richard Neutra? That was the task facing Baltimore-based Ziger/Snead Architects in its quest to provide 'restoration and modernization'...

  • Interview: Restoring Trust

    The projects that D.P. Thomas Construction complete each year on or near the water around Wrightsville Beach, N.C., range in cost from $150K to well past the million-dollar mark. What owner Dave Thomas started as a small remodeling firm in the 1970s has grown to become a local authority on the...

  • Ghosts of the Gold Rush

    Tell Charley Spiller that his roofs look like they've been cobbled together from tin cans, and he'll thank you for the compliment. Spiller, a maintenance mechanic for California's Bodie State Historic Park, works in the ghost town of Bodie, Calif., on buildings that haven't been inhabited for a...

  • From a Historic Home, a New Project Rises

    SEATTLE - The Pantages Apartments started with the saving of one landmark house and grew into significantly more.

  • Historic Wonderland Saved

    SILVER SPRING, MD. - Here’s one benefit of historic restoration work: Interesting people sometimes come to your groundbreaking.

  • Historic home gives rise to new project

    Seattle—A landmark in the Capitol Hill community here has been preserved as the centerpiece of an award-winning affordable housing project.

  • Storms and Screens for Metal Casement Windows

    Q: My clients love the look of the original diamond-grid metal casement windows in their historic stone house, but they are not happy with the windows' performance in cold winter weather. The outswinging casements have been fitted with fixed interior stor