Preservation planning documents, such as feasibility studies, preservation plans and historic structure reports, are often the first step towards restoration or rehabilitation. Such reports compile the history, conditions, and plan for the future of the site into one comprehensive document.
These planning documents accompany historic preservation grant applications which KCA can can assist with as well as. KCA will also assist with historic research, and state and national register applications.
Understanding the history, chronology and current condition of a site is critical in understanding the cause of its deterioration. KCA completes archival research including maintenance records, determines a site’s chronology, and provides the full range of on-site documentation including building condition investigations and non-destructive testing. Through these investigations, the best course for restoration can be determined.
KCA has a specialty in design of restorations, renovations, additions and adaptive reuse for existing buildings whether historically certified or not.
These projects often stem from historic preservation planning documents and subsequent grant funding.
Whether it be additions and / or renovations, KCA is experienced in helping their clients realize a home that meets their needs and makes them proud. Past projects have included additions, renovating neglected rowhouses, and universal design alterations to allow homeowners to stay in their home.
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