Historic Preservation

Historic Preservation2018-10-03T09:59:39+00:00

Historic structures are often retrofits to preserve, conserve, and protect buildings of historic significance while adding modern infrastructure and amenities. 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, non-invasive yet functional solutions.

FEATURED PROJECTS

OTHER 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