• Posted in: Building Language Building Language: Adaptive Reuse

    Kendall Inn at the former Fort Benjamin Harrison Adaptive Reuse. Our last preservation themed Building Language term for Preservation Month lets us examine adaptive reuse. Adaptive reuse is the ultimate building recycling – when a...

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  • Posted in: Building Language Building Language: Facadism

    Facadism. Our next preservation related Building Language term, in honor of Preservation Month, is facadism. The term facadism occurs when a construction project “saves” the historic façade (or front) of a structure, but demolishes the...

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  • Posted in: Building Language Building Language: Infill

    Infill. If you live in a locally designated historic district, today’s Building Language term should be a familiar friend. In preservation, infill describes new construction that remains sensitive in design to the surrounding historic buildings....

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  • Posted in: Building Language Building Language: Recent Past

    Recent Past. Continuing in our exploration of preservation related Building Language terms for Preservation Month, today we’ll explore the recent past. The recent past is defined as cultural resources that are less than 50 years...

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  • Posted in: Building Language Building Language: National Historic Landmark

    National Historic Landmark. The month of May is Preservation Month and to celebrate, I’ll be featuring preservation related Building Language terms for the five Tuesdays in May! We’ll start with National Historic Landmarks. A National...

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