Respecting the Past
Selser Schaefer Architects believes sustainability is simply part of architecture. Sustainable buildings should be designed to outlive their initial use and live on to become something else. We live this belief through our extensive experience with historic preservations, adaptive reuse projects, restorations and renovations.
Preserving or adapting a building so that it can be repurposed is the ultimate in recycling. Our communities benefit, too. Saving historic buildings lets us collectively respect those who came before us – and those who will come after. But these types of projects require their own set of skills, research and problem solving. We intimately understand what it means to breathe new life into an old building – and do so within budget and time constraints – because we’ve done it for ourselves as well as our clients. We know how to communicate with community leaders, collaborate with preservation experts, leverage the latest technology for quality and efficiency, and pursue available historic and new-market tax credits.