"In a sense, all of our work is preservation in that on every project, we endeavor to sustain existing buildings and structures—old or new—and enhance their continued serviceability."
— Deborah Slaton, Principal
Working within established preservation guidelines and standards, WJE architectural, structural, and conservation professionals balance the need to provide practical, long-term solutions with the ability to sensitively conserve a structure’s historic fabric. From planning and investigation through implementation, no firm is better qualified to respond to the technical and aesthetic needs of significant historic structures.
Historic buildings and structures are a tangible link to our past. From private owners to large institutions and government agencies, clients worldwide trust WJE to preserve their historic properties for generations to enjoy. Our preservation professionals have extensive expertise in the repair and conservation of a wide range of historic construction materials and building systems. Using sophisticated testing and materials analysis techniques, WJE professionals apply the science of preservation to develop appropriate and innovative solutions to restore historically significant properties.
- Historic, technical, and materials research
- Condition surveys
- Difficult access assessment
- Facade assessment
- Materials conservation analysis
- Restoration master plans
- Historic structure reports (HSR)
- HABS and HAER documentation
- National Register nomination
- Contract documents for preservation
- Construction observation
Learn about a career in building enclosures at WJE. MORE >Videos | WJE Careers: Building Enclosures
Terra Cotta, Windows, Plaza, and Roof Restoration MORE >Projects | Miami-Dade County Courthouse
Temporary Structural Stabilization MORE >Projects | Mount Moriah Cemetery Gatehouse
Corrosion Investigation and Historic Structure Report MORE >Projects | Gateway Arch
Structural Stabilization and Seismic Upgrade MORE >Projects | Alcatraz Cellhouse
Seismic Assessment and Strengthening MORE >Projects | Sherith Israel
Teak Wood Window Conservation Program MORE >Projects | Salk Institute for Biological Studies
Condition Assessment of the Seventy-Seventh Street Facades MORE >Projects | American Museum of Natural History