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Historic Preservation

Historic structures are often retrofit to preserve, conserve, and protect buildings of historic significance.  These types of projects require non-destructive evaluation and proper analysis with great understanding of the building methods that were used at the time of original construction.  HGA understands the sensitive aspects of preserving historic structures and we provide creative, yet functional solutions. 



Other Completed Projects

UNDERGROUND ATLANTA PROJECT

Atlanta, GA

Project Description:
The restoration work involved a 6 story brick building at the center of the complex that Sherman left standing during his march to the sea.  This building predates the Civil War and was spared only because Sherman set up headquarters in this structure during the campaign.  The building now houses, among other things, “Dante’s- Down the Hatch” in the basement.

Client:  
HCB

 

BLAIRSVILLE COUNTY COURTHOUSE RENOVATION 

Blairsville, GA

Project Description:
This turn of the century building needed structural upgrades to handle today’s filing and courtroom requirements.  Some ornamental work required centering around the bell tower.

Client:
  
Henry Whitehead & Associates
 

TATE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

Tate, GA

Project Description:

Re-support / modify existing roof, balcony and elevated floor in auditorium of the only “All-Granite” School in the nation, Circa 1920’s-1930’s.

Client:  
H. Lloyd Hill Architects
 

GAINESVILLE HISTORIC COURTHOUSE

Gainesville, GA

Project Description:
Work included adding an elevator with pit, demolishing load-bearing walls, and adding supplemental shallow framing for re-support of circa 1920’s 3-story courthouse.

Client:  
H. Lloyd Hill Architects
 

SYLVAN HILLS EARLY LEARNING DEVELOPMENT

Atlanta, GA

Project Description:
Renovation of this 1930’s historic school for today’s classroom needs involved retrofitting existing wood construction with new steel studs.  In addition, beams & columns were provided for new openings and roof framing improvements were required.

Client:  
Pieper, O’Brien Herr Architects


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