WHAT DO WE DO?
With over 20 years experience in the field of architecture and historic preservation, our list of services includes:
Historic Structure Reports
Building Measurement & Documentation
National Register Nominations
Moisture Intrusion & Forensic Investigation
Bidding & Negotiation
Coordinating Building Systems & Trades
Post Construction Services
Extensive experience on historic properties to every region across Arkansas has given us a firm grasp on many building types and materials including log & mortise and tenon vernacular structures built prior to statehood (1836), to stick framed to load bearing masonry from the early 19th to mid 20th centuries.
Historic architectural styles in Arkansas of which we are familiar through researching and detailing include Greek Revival, Federal, Georgian & other Colonial Revival, Italianate, Victorian, Second Empire, Arts & Crafts, Tudor Revival, International Style, Art Moderne and Mid-Century Modern. We have a passion for employing proper proportions and appropriate use of the classical language.
We are thoroughly familiar with traditional brick and stone masonry and lime mortars and stucco; traditional roofing materials such as slate, metal, clay tile and wood; traditional millwork and cabinetry; traditional carpentry, wood windows and doors, steel casements, fine wood trim; decorative painting including faux wood graining, marblizing, scagliola and gold leaf; traditional interior finishes such as fine plaster, wall coverings, floor cloths, cork, encaustic tile, marble, granite, quartersawn oak. To execute period details in the field, we have been blessed to have gained knowledge by working with some of the country's most respected blacksmiths, masons, roofers, carpenters and painters. Through two decades of varying project types, we have gained a familiarity with period lighting, elevators and other antiquated building systems.
Our desire to preserve and rehabilitate our historic resources has given us a firm grasp on best practices towards merging historic buildings with modern systems, including improving energy efficiency. All of our work is consistent with industry accepted principals defined in the Secretary of the Interior's Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties.
"I consider him to be one of the finest architects in the state."
Ruth Hawkins, Director, Arkansas Heritage Studies
Arkansas State University