Renovation + Revitalization

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Renovation, Adaptive Reuse, Restoration + Preservation

Fentress Architects has extensive experience modifying existing buildings to accommodate programmatic, aesthetic and system objectives.  Our process is comprehensive and collaborative, and so we begin with research to understand the forces that shaped the original design.

Throughout each project—from inception through completion—we work closely with our clients to create plans and designs that accommodate specific needs and schedules such as continuous operations.


As a result of Fentress’ ingenuity, our portfolio has garnered over 60o honors and awards including:


At Fentress Architects we have a sincere appreciation for historic architecture, and work thoughtfully to preserve, conserve and renovate historic structures with sensitivity and grace. Consequently, our process is comprehensive, beginning with research to evaluate the original design and current condition, followed by extensive planning to ensure that the historic value of the building will be preserved and celebrated. Therefore, we strive to balance sensitive design with technological innovation to offer the most effective and enduring solution for each unique project.


Furthermore, Fentress has designed over 50 USGBC LEED-Certified projects, including:


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