As historic property owners, it is our responsibility to preserve and restore irreplaceable cultural resources for future generations.
Historically speaking, there are many components to restoring and old building.
Extreme age and prolonged exposure to the elements deteriorate the aesthetic and artistic character. In addition to preservation, the use and intent of historic structures can change with time, but all structural changes and additions should be designed to complement the original structure. Historic methods typically include:
Preservation – this is an endeavor that seeks to preserve, conserve and protect buildings, objects, landscapes or other artifacts of historical significance.
Restoration – This is the act of restoring a building accurately to its original condition.
Rehabilitation – This is defined as the process of returning a property to a state of utility, through repair or alteration which makes possible an efficient contemporary use while preserving those features of the property with are significant to its historic, architectural and cultural values.
The preservation of historic buildings is a one-way street. There is no chance to renovate or to save a historic site once it’s gone. And we can never be certain what will be valued in the future. This reality brings to light the importance of locating and saving buildings of historic significance — because once a piece of history is destroyed, it is lost forever.
• Section 106 Certification
• Historical, technical, and materials research
• Condition Surveys
• Restoration Master Plans
• Materials conservation analysis
• Historic Research
• National Register nomination
• Contract documents for preservation
• Construction observation
Historic Preservation Specialists
At F&D International we have staff that are certified historic specialists that have completed many high-profile projects for clients including Yellowstone National Park, the Veterans Association, The State of Colorado, municipalities and private homeowners. Expertise includes full architectural services, engineering consulting, rehabilitation design, interior design, HSA and HSR building assessments.
Case Study Lake Agnes, Historic Cabin, Walden, Colorado Located high in the North Park Valley near the town of Rand, Colorado, the cabin was built by John Zimmerman in about 1882, originally from Switzerland, he settled in the Cameron Pass area and established the...
Case Study Historic Miners Cabins Louisville, Colorado F&D International was retained by the City of Louisville to inspect two of the historic miners cabins prior to implementing a plan to move the cabins to a new locations and also the rehabilitation of the...
Case Study Mt. Washburn Historic Fire Watch Tower, Yellowstone National Park F&D International was retained by the National Park Service in Yellowstone National Park to provide engineering and architectural consulting to develop conceptual drawings, specifications...