Saturday, April 28, 2018


It may be just my opinion, but in redeveloping an old building, the choice of an architect matters.  I think we made a good choice.  The better the plans, the better the sub-contractors can bid, and the easier one can get a building code permit. 
      Fixing old buildings may resemble building new ones, but it actually is a very different undertaking.   Old buildings have their quirks.  It has been my experience that honoring those quirks is a good thing.  So, flexibility and adaptability are fairly key, especially in a historic tax credit project where the historical folks have some significant and specific demands on what the result must be.   I won't tell you that the renovation has exactly followed the architectural drawings (I wouldn't want to speak untruths to faithful readers), but for the most part the results align with the plans.  I will tell you that our architect, a true team player, was consulted regularly when issues and questions and changes arose.  I do believe he will be proud of our creation.  Here is a quick stroll through the drawings:

The title page with all sorts of important information

The building code people care about this stuff

a basic site plan
A fairly old photo.  I have no recollection of that fencing

The design for the basic one bedroom unit

The first floor

The re-design of the old boiler room.  Should be a
pretty cool, and very large, apartment

Giving the electricians something to do

The new elevator shaft, part 1

The new elevator shaft, part 2

Your basic bathroom and mezzanine plan

Kitchen plan

One must go to plumbing school to make sense out of this schematic

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