RDH can assist during the design and construction phases of your historic building rehabilitation – with concept design review, performance mockups, and construction management services.
During the planning and design phase, RDH works in partnership with both building owners and local heritage authorities. We appreciate the connections between heritage conservation, community pride, economic and environmental sustainability, and a host of other factors involved in the decision making for a building renewal or rehabilitation.
Frequently, owners are looking to combine the new and the old by preserving a historic façade when building new additions or adjacent structures. Doing so creates unique challenges both for the preservation of the historic building and for detailing the interfaces between the new and old. RDH’s Building Science expertise enables us to provide solutions to these challenges on a number of projects.
For rehabilitation projects that are large, complex, and challenging—or simply require innovative solutions—RDH is often retained to act as construction manager. In addition to conventional administrative duties, RDH construction managers take firm control of all construction-related activities and provide a full-time site superintendent to actively manage the work. This elevated level of service provides control and oversight to ensure that all heritage requirements are adhered to.
Queen Anne High School Condominiums
Renewing windows in a historic or heritage building can be a tricky proposition. To balance performance improvement with heritage preservation, unique solutions often need to be developed for each individual project. In the case of Queen Anne High School Condominiums in Seattle, WA, every window frame fit slightly different, so each window required special care during the installation stage.Read Case Study