Historic / Adaptive Reuse

An appreciation for historic architecture has led us toward opportunities to renovate important structures with sensitivity and accuracy. 

As a result of more than four decades of experience, we’ve learned that each project presents it’s a unique set of challenges. With this in mind, we advance carefully through the preservation project to ensure the existing structure is honored and protected while maintaining structural integrity and its contextual value in the surrounding built fabric.

Our process is multifaceted and begins with comprehensive research to evaluate the original design and current conditions, followed by planning and design to ensure the building will be preserved and celebrated well into the future. We strive to balance appropriate design with technological innovation that will integrate into the building collectively. 

At the beginning of a historic preservation project, our team analyzes aspects such as the project’s relationship to history, physical condition, proposed use, code requirements and economic feasibility. Using all of these parameters as a guide, the project evolves into a compelling conduit for community stakeholders and visitors to memorialize history through architecture. 

Project Client Date Completed
Aqueduct District Redevelopment / Campus
Buffalo Central Terminal Central Terminal Restoration Corporation
Halo Lofts Empire Living LLC 2006
Mentholatum Ciminelli Real Estate Corp. 2018
The Cooperage Ellicott Development 2018
The Sinclair Ciminelli Real Estate Corp. 2016
Trinity Hall Hobart & William Smith Colleges 2004
Charlotte High School Rochester City School District 2013
Graycliff Graycliff Conservancy
Admissions Building Hobart & William Smith Colleges 2006
Kamman Building CJS Architects 2011
Kilbourn Hall Restoration University of Rochester 2012
Five Hundred Seneca Savarino Companies 2015
Southworks District L Enterprises, LLC
National Women's Hall of Fame National Women's Hall of Fame 2018
Eastman Theatre Shell & Stage Renovation Eastman School of Music 2004