Second Chances: Maintaining Architectural Aesthetics with Timber Repairs


When structural deficiencies affect the architecture aesthetic, additional challenges arise. By accurately assessing deficiencies within the components, the preservation engineer may avoid more intrusive repairs so that elements are not sacrificed when only portions are found to be deficient. This article reviews repair approaches of timber assemblies to historic fabric and the original aesthetic. Two projects are presented to illustrate this. The first includes a decorative roof truss and the second addresses a bell tower.

This article was originally published in the Spring 2017 issue of Licensed Architect magazine, the official publication of the Association of Licensed Architects.