At DSA, we take historical restoration to heart. With offices located in two historically restored buildings, we've been there. We understand the challenges that can come with the twists and turns of restoring a building. We've become experts at the unique balance of preserving the historical elements and mixing them with more modern elements.
Before you even make a purchase, DSA can help you evaluate potential properties. We work with you from the very beginning to select a space that will best work with your vision. We can also help uncover potential hidden problems you may not know to look for on your own. Our experts make sure that the building can not only properly be brought up to code, but that it also can serve your intended purpose.
Part of the challenge in a restoration/reuse project is understanding the nuances of historic preservation standards. These can exist at the federal, state, city, and even the community level. We have extensive experience with historic standards and working with local historic boards. Our team will help you define and register your project with local government, and help you make sure to maintain the required guidelines at every level along the way.
Adaptive reuse projects breathe new life into the historic architecture that shapes a community. However, taking them on can be a headache. Each reuse project poses its own unique design challenges, requiring innovative design solutions. Design Styles Architecture understands and appreciates the beauty in the challenge of these projects - We've experienced it firsthand with our offices. Our team has the expertise and the wherewithal to take your reuse project from start to finish, creating a beautiful and sustainable historic tribute to the community.