Meeting the needs of commercial clients has its own criteria, cost and speed of completion being perhaps the most important. Often the need to adhere to commercial concerns, land use limitations and Building Codes that are not present in any other field, commercial projects may be among the most difficult of all.
Historic restoration, particularly for use as commercial spaces, brings a whole new realm of concerns, requirements, and regulations through which the architect needs navigate to reach the desired conclusion. Added to this are the sometimes difficult tasks of adhering to strict preservation standards and rulings, while preserving the spirit of the historic building and satisfying the client’s needs at the same time. Seeing a building return to active use and once again look as it did when new is a most satisfying experience.