Wabi-Sabi
Wabi-Sabi 3

There is an adage in the historic preservation world that poverty is a great preserver. This is a corollary to “do no harm.” A recent trip to Cuba brought these sayings to mind. Limited access...

Wabi-Sabi
Wabi-Sabi 2

We love that the cast iron boiler front was reinstalled in the entry foyer as part of the Roaster's Block apartment conversion. Wabi-sabi is a Japanese concept that celebrates authenticity and finds beauty in the patina...

Wabi-Sabi
Wabi-Sabi 1

Why do we love what we do? One thing we hear over and over is that "they don't build them like they used to" and "you can't beat the character of an old building." Or, to...

The IMPACT of state tax credits in Oklahoma

The IMPACT of state tax credits in Oklahoma Last month the Tulsa Foundation for Architecture released an economic impact study of the Oklahoma historic tax credit prepared by PlaceEconomics. The study documented the overwhelming fiscal impact...

Lessons from Baseball

Lessons from Baseball As the 2016 baseball season gets underway, Kansas City is still basking in the after-glow of the Royals 2015 World Series victory. Waiting 30 years will do that to a community. We at...

5 Lessons from 10 Years
#4 Windows, Windows, Windows

As we look back over the past decade, we have learned many lessons, although several come up with enough regularity that they seem worth sharing.  ER There is a reason why windows are the crux of a...

5 Lessons from 10 Years
#3 The Devil is in the Details

As we look back over the past decade, we have learned many lessons, although several come up with enough regularity that they seem worth sharing.  ER The beauty of historic buildings is that each is unique -...