The goal of a Conservation Plan is to confirm the significance of the historic building, as well as outline how the building will be preserved for the future.
Significance + Approach
Every successful heritage conservation project begins with a Conservation Plan that defines the project vision and objectives. RDH engages the building owner, design team, local heritage authorities, and community stakeholders to explain the significance of the property and how the project’s approach will respect its history as part of the planned rehabilitation or redevelopment.
The Conservation Plan forms the guiding principles for sensitive heritage treatments and often builds upon a condition assessment, investigation, and/or research conducted by our team.
Cost Saving Opportunities
RDH can help building owners keep informed about and navigate the variety of grant opportunities and/or tax incentives that exist for historic buildings. Additionally, RDH’s team can help navigate the various tax exemptions, credits, and rebates available in a variety of jurisdictions, including the cities of Vancouver, Toronto, and others.
The Spencer Building
The Spencer Building is an iconic building located in the downtown core of Vancouver, British Columbia. Originally built in 1925-26, the mid-rise building is primarily clad with brick masonry and cast stone, complete with intricate ornaments. In 2016, RDH worked with the Harbour Centre Complex to develop a Conservation Plan to guide the restoration and rehabilitation work.Read Case Study