The full range of attitudes towards historic buildings has been on display this year as the world struggles with the response to the disastrous fire at Notre Dame. This article in refreshing in its thoughtful, informed approach and the wealth of useful information it contains. For we old building nerds, the discussion of ancient timber framing is engrossing.
NORMAN ALSTON architects
For the past 30 years, Norman Alston Architects has shown the possibilities that are available when important historic buildings and sites are thoughtfully preserved and equipped for modern, productive use. The firm has completed successful, award-winning restorations, renovations, and additions by demonstrating that preservation is economically advantageous, environmentally responsible and culturally invigorating. Our projects are often catalysts for redevelopment of the surrounding community. Successful projects range from important large structures in large urban areas to numerous small projects in rural communities where professional skills in historic preservation are often assumed to be unavailable.