Breathing new life into a pre-existing space, while keeping its original charm

Adaptive reuse and historic preservation designs are a passion of ours.

The SAAarchitects team has over 30 years of experience with adaptive reuse and historic preservation projects, creating a passion for transforming pre-existing buildings to fit new purposes. It’s an important part of our process to maintain the original structure’s most unique features, while making the most of its opportunities to fit new needs.

SAAarchitects has completed projects to revitalize buildings for commercial spaces, professional offices, residential condos, and recreational spaces—with structures dating back as far as the 1700s. Our team can help balance regulatory challenges, such as Federal Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credits, with any financial and/or energy requirements that may arise in the process.

We’re happy to collaborate with you from the very start of the design process, to make sure that you’ll end up with a functional, attractive, long-lasting space that offers a one-of-a-kind persona that breathes new life and energy into an outdated shell.

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At SAAarchitects, we recognize that with adaptive reuse or historic preservation projects, you need to bring a unique, sympathetic approach to the re-design project. Accommodating to modern building requirements and codes are a necessary step in the process to make sure the structure and space is safe and secure for long-lasting performance.

These projects not only make good economic sense, but they preserve the building’s legacy. This sustainable practice is a difficult balance-keeping the charm of the building’s original elements and blending with new technologies and features in a natural-looking way. This is a challenge we love to take on for our clients as we design a space that greatly enhances their quality of life in a place that wasn’t previously an option to do so.

Here are a few examples of previous adaptive reuse and historic preservation projects we’ve enjoyed completing over the years.