Back To The Future – Balancing The Legacy Of The Past With The Advantages of Tomorrow
We build in concrete form. But our lives and our evolving needs from the structures we inhabit are not set in stone. Schmidt Associates’ renovation services strive to sensitively capture the original spirit of each building while introducing innovations to proof it against the demands to come.
The Building You Already Have, Only Better
The clue lies in the word itself. “Renovation” to us suggests a good marriage between the new and the renewal of something already established. Depending on the age and condition of the building today there could be a range of physical work to do, from a simple refresh of interiors through to a major revamping of key structural elements. In every case, the Schmidt Associates’ approach begins with respectful familiarization. They say that walls have ears. We believe they have “voices” too. Each building has a story to tell. Listening to that story may sound fanciful but it’s exactly what the best renovation teams do, and ours are indeed the best. Only when we are confident that we understand the building as it stands do we begin the process of determining how it can be brought into the future.
A “better building” can mean so many things, depending on its unique context and the needs of its users. Sometimes renovation is about a change of interior styling, especially when “traditional” is visibly giving way to just plain tired. Sometimes, it’s a question of introducing infrastructure and technology that wasn’t even around when the building came into existence. And sometimes, the fabric itself needs some overdue attention to ready it for decades of useful service to come. In every case, our team works to make sure that our clients can enjoy the building they already have, only better: core spirit intact and offering an environment fully readied for the demands and the tastes of the twenty first century.
Renovation Fully Supported By Innovation
Our approach is multidisciplinary, aided by innovative technology to make sure that we can best see all the challenges and the opportunities that come with your renovation project. Using modeling software, we develop imaging that our architects, designers and engineers use to analyze every key aspect, from creating the right atmosphere to managing energy use. In this way, the past, the present and the future are fully reconciled through innovation in renovation.
“The quality of renovation work on this building is astonishing.”
Associate Dean, Scott College of Business, Indiana State University