Adaptive Reuse

CalTech Meister Lab renovation

Contemporary ​institutions are facing pressure to extend the life of existing facilities while maintaining a relevant environment. Adaptive reuse is a sustainable option for institutions to extend the life of existing buildings and sites while maintaining their cultural, economic and often historical significance.​ We work closely with clients to develop solutions that encourage collaboration, nurture creativity and fulfill each institution's mission. Our approach to each project leverages the opportunities of the building and site while being mindful of inherent limitations.

When reshaping or repurposing an existing building or site, it is vital to embody the spirit of discovery in both our approach to design and in the solutions ultimately reached. Looking beyond the condition of the space as it exists, understanding the situation thoroughly, and getting to the "bones" of the building to understand its potential are hallmarks of our renovation design process.

Click here to read more about our adaptive reuse work (PDF 2.5 MB).