Goose Bumps for Sale!

Goose Bumps for Sale!

Posted by on Jun 12, 2014 in Current Projects, Journal

Marketing our preservation work has always been a challenge. The stereotypical template for promoting architectural services is ill-fitted for historic buildings. How can we communicate the intrinsic value of preserving historic buildings? Most people are unable to articulate why they love old buildings and gravitate to them. That’s the core of the problem. The ‘why’ is rooted […]

Wooldridge Park bandstand to see repairs before grand re-opening

Wooldridge Park bandstand to see repairs before grand re-opening

Posted by on Jun 14, 2013 in Austin, Current Projects, Journal

Yesterday I met with good people from Austin Parks and Recreation Department, Friends of Wooldridge Park, Austin Parks Foundation, and a local contractor to discuss the historic bandstand that is the focal point of this historic park.  It is one of four original parks designated by the first mayor of Austin, Edwin Waller, in his 1839 […]

Historic Cork Flooring Uncovered at Colorado County Courthouse

Historic Cork Flooring Uncovered at Colorado County Courthouse

Posted by on Jun 12, 2013 in Current Projects, Journal

Recent construction work in the Colorado County Courthouse required one of the existing platforms in the District Courtroom to be moved.  The platform, which supports a modified original 1890s desk, was carefully lifted onto rollers and moved approximately ten feet.  The relocation revealed a section of early cork carpeting dating to 1913. Cork was a […]