Size: 14,500 square feet
Status: Completed 1996
Program: Historic preservation and restoration of a bank building, including sensitive new addition
American Exchange Bank
National Register of Historic Places. The challenge of this project was to restore the historic character of the building while upgrading the mechanical systems, allowing handicapped accessibility and integrating a modern, yet sympathetic, addition.
Based upon extensive historical research, the historic building was restored to its original character by preserving existing elements where possible and reconstructing new elements when necessary. Restoration included extensive masonry work, original plaster reconstruction based on the original mold profiles, and repair to the ornate wood and stamped metal frieze and cornice bracket. The addition is separated from the historic building visually and spatially by an alleyway topped with circulation.