Historic Renovations
PHILOSOPHY What qualifies as a “historic project” can take different forms. It could involve the use of Historic Tax Credits administered by the National Parks Service, or it could be efforts to preserve a treasured local landmark. In either case, WEAVERCOOKE understands the sensitive issues associated with rehabilitating and renovating aged structures. Whether we’re converting historic office and bank buildings into boutique hotels or transforming vacant schools and mills into much needed housing for seniors, each project’s challenges are similar, yet distinct. Whenever a project is utilizing Historic Tax Credits, it is vital for developers, designers and builders to be suited to navigate the Park Service’s processes. Full scale models are often required to assess the visual impact of new portions of construction compared to existing. Mock- ups of various materials and assemblies may be needed for pre-approval in order to ensure historic accuracy. In the end, the historic property is more than an “asset” in the hearts and minds of WEAVERCOOKE, the developer and the community: it is a proud investment in the past and the future.
OUR EXPERIENCE Renovations and adaptive reuse projects can be more complicated than new construction, particularly when a facility is extremely old. WEAVERCOOKE encourages and participates in extensive investigation of a building and its systems in the early stages of design to locate concealed conditions early in the process and find creative solutions. This is especially true with buildings using historic tax credits, where developers will need to follow guidelines that protect the building’s historical integrity. WEAVERCOOKE has in-house capabilities to digitally scan existing buildings and create 3D files for use by the development team. Additionally, our scanning and Building Information Modeling capabilities allow us to assist the various design disciplines with coordination. We learn up-front what we’re dealing with, and preemptively eliminate significant change orders. Our company has developed relationships with trade contractors who are adept at working with materials and methods from bygone eras, allowing the approval of mock-ups as well as the permanent construction to be done faster. Early award of some trades can be advantageous in order to obtain Park Service approval in time to allow for normal construction sequencing and avoid delays.
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HISTORIC RENOVATIONS Investing in the past and the future
WEAVERCOOKE Construction historic renovation numbers
WEAVERCOOKE Construction has experience with historic renovations WEAVERCOOKE Construction Revolution Mill
Revolution Mill WEAVERCOOKE and CT Wilson provided construction services for renovations at Greensboro’s historic Revolution Mill. Revolution Mill was first built in 1898. WEAVERCOOKE replaced the floors as well as the windows of Revolution Mill, which had been standing empty since 1982, creating a shell that the client could turn into either office space or housing units. Some areas of the building were demolished and entirely rebuilt. All work on the renovations of the building were done within strict limitations to keep it on the National Registry of Historic Places.
Historic Wilkesboro School
Historic Wilkesboro School The Historic Wilkesboro School features 41 affordable apartments, several offices, two meeting rooms, and a community room. The two-story 13,500 square foot school itself was renovated to provide nine apartments, several professional offices, two meeting rooms, storage space and laundry facilities. A 31,500 square foot addition was constructed to provide the space for the remaining 32 apartments, with walkways to connect the two buildings to one another. The school is on the National Register of Historic Places.
The Grove Arcade
The Grove Arcade This project involved an extensive renovation of the 270,000 square foot, 6-story Grove Arcade building in downtown Asheville. The building was originally constructed in 1929 as a retail arcade with offices above. Nothing less than a painstaking effort to each and every detail was required in order to renovate the building with the expected results into a public market with office space and 47 luxury apartments. Special care was taken throughout the construction phase to not damage any of the existing intricate features of the building. The Grove Arcade is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Eagle Market Place The Bristol Hotel Areas in NC where we have done historic renovations
Eagle Market Place Click here to learn more about this adaptive reuse of three historic buildings into a mixed-use, mixed-income development in downtown Asheville.
The Bristol Hotel Click here to learn more about this adaptive reuse of a historical office building from 1925 into an award-winning boutique hotel.
PHILOSOPHY What qualifies as a “historic project” can take different forms. It could involve the use of Historic Tax Credits administered by the National Parks Service, or it could be efforts to preserve a treasured local landmark. In either case, WEAVERCOOKE understands the sensitive issues associated with rehabilitating and renovating aged structures. Whether we’re converting historic office and bank buildings into boutique hotels or transforming vacant schools and mills into much needed housing for seniors, each project’s challenges are similar, yet distinct. Whenever a project is utilizing Historic Tax Credits, it is vital for developers, designers and builders to be suited to navigate the Park Service’s processes. Full scale models are often required to assess the visual impact of new portions of construction compared to existing. Mock-ups of various materials and assemblies may be needed for pre-approval in order to ensure historic accuracy. In the end, the historic property is more than an “asset” in the hearts and minds of WEAVERCOOKE, the developer and the community: it is a proud investment in the past and the future.
OUR EXPERIENCE Renovations and adaptive reuse projects can be more complicated than new construction, particularly when a facility is extremely old. WEAVERCOOKE encourages and participates in extensive investigation of a building and its systems in the early stages of design to locate concealed conditions early in the process and find creative solutions. This is especially true with buildings using historic tax credits, where developers will need to follow guidelines that protect the building’s historical integrity. WEAVERCOOKE has in-house capabilities to digitally scan existing buildings and create 3D files for use by the development team. Additionally, our scanning and Building Information Modeling capabilities allow us to assist the various design disciplines with coordination. We learn up-front what we’re dealing with, and preemptively eliminate significant change orders. Our company has developed relationships with trade contractors who are adept at working with materials and methods from bygone eras, allowing the approval of mock-ups as well as the permanent construction to be done faster. Early award of some trades can be advantageous in order to obtain Park Service approval in time to allow for normal construction sequencing and avoid delays.
Our historic renovation numbers
We have experience with historic renovations Revolution Mill Historic Wilkesboro School
Historic Wilkesboro School The Historic Wilkesboro School features 41 affordable apartments, several offices, two meeting rooms, and a community room. The two- story 13,500 square foot school itself was renovated to provide nine apartments, several professional offices, two meeting rooms, storage space and laundry facilities. A 31,500 square foot addition was constructed to provide the space for the remaining 32 apartments, with walkways to connect the two buildings to one another. The school is on the National Register of Historic Places.
The Grove Arcade
The Grove Arcade This project involved an extensive renovation of the 270,000 square foot, 6-story Grove Arcade building in downtown Asheville. The building was originally constructed in 1929 as a retail arcade with offices above. Nothing less than a painstaking effort to each and every detail was required in order to renovate the building with the expected results into a public market with office space and 47 luxury apartments. Special care was taken throughout the construction phase to not damage any of the existing intricate features of the building. The Grove Arcade is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Eagle Market Place The Bristol Hotel
Eagle Market Place Click here to learn more about this adaptive reuse of three historic buildings into a mixed-use, mixed- income development in downtown Asheville.
The Bristol Hotel Click here to learn more about this adaptive reuse of a historical office building from 1925 into an award-winning boutique hotel.
Revolution Mill WEAVERCOOKE and CT Wilson provided construction services for renovations at Greensboro’s historic Revolution Mill. Revolution Mill was first built in 1898. WEAVERCOOKE replaced the floors as well as the windows of Revolution Mill, which had been standing empty since 1982, creating a shell that the client could turn into either office space or housing units. Some areas of the building were demolished and entirely rebuilt. All work on the renovations of the building were done within strict limitations to keep it on the National Registry of Historic Places.
Historic Renovations
HISTORIC RENOVATIONS Investing in the past and the future
WEAVERCOOKE Construction