Adaptive Reuse

Thoughtful creative approaches to the revitalization of existing buildings, structures and facilities.

Reinvent. Renew. Restore.

Celebrate History & Craftsmanship

Adaptive reuse projects typically involve converting an existing religious, institutional, or industrial building to residential and/or commercial use.

We love finding ways to celebrate the history, materials, craftsmanship, and spaces in an older building! The conversion process often “unlocks” elements of the building that were once mundane in the former use to become inspiring focal points. Over the course of each project, we become the building’s “stewards” – making sure the building will be well-loved and well-preserved for future generations to enjoy.

Adaptive Reuse at a Glance

  • Renovations of large existing single-family buildings into apartments
  • Conversions of churches and factories to residential or mixed-use
  • Restorations of historic exteriors, including sensitive alterations or additions where needed
  • Coordination of project approvals through the Historical Commission where necessary
  • Projects of all scales – from three-unit apartment buildings to a five-story historic carpet mill
  • Projects with all sorts of challenges – from derelict factories to beautiful, historic churches ready for their next chapter in the community
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Often, these projects begin with a close study of the existing historical elements of the structure.



Contact us to discuss your project, ask us questions and get to know us. 

We’re a versatile firm working in a variety of capacities for a variety of clients. For private clients, we’re patient and thorough in crafting a new home. For commercial clients in the building community, we’re a force-multiplier in the Philadelphia region and in the city in-particular. In short, we’re here to collaborate with you. We’ll bring our best!