glaserworks strives to achieve a balanced dialogue between the past and the present. While we, as preservationists, defer to the accomplishments of the past, we are equally committed to marrying a building’s attributes to contemporary use and context; to preserve the historic with a contemporary interpretation of relevant forms and elements rather than a direct imitation of historical motifs. Adaptive reuse of historic and existing buildings, as demonstrated by our philosophy and portfolio of work, respects the principles and concepts of the original building but rightfully incorporates the evolutionary passage of time through designs that clearly belong to the present.
As stewards of Cincinnati’s architectural legacy, we are committed to a symbiotic understanding of a building’s need for historic preservation of architecture, interior design and engineering components. We seek to retain buildings of historic or architectural significance and adapt them to meet current needs. Our work is grounded in the experience and implementations that have turned our ideas into reality.
glaserworks’ experience with Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act, Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties, Historic Tax Credits, knowledge of federal, state and local preservation laws, and coordination with local preservation organizations fosters action and solutions in a well-tested philosophy of design excellence in historic buildings.