In 2019, Richaven Architecture & Preservation updated the Tacoma Municipal Building’s facade condition assessment using drone technology. Richaven demonstrated that there appears to be an increase in the number of points of deterioration on the building. Richaven also found that the severity of the observed issues appears to have increased across the board and that… Continue reading Tacoma Municipal Building – Condition Assessment
ABSTRACT Normally, prudent architectural design, building science, building analysis software, and best practices are enough to ensure that an intervention (renovation, rehabilitation, etc.) in an historic building does not damage the structure and reduce its service life. Future-proofing is the process of anticipating the future and developing methods of minimizing the effects of shocks and… Continue reading 10 Principles of Future-Proofing Historic Buildings
The emergency stabilization measures for the Martindale-Kvisvik Chicken House, Barn and garage have been completed. Richaven worked in cooperation with the contractor to design the cost efficient stabilization measures in time to prevent further deterioration from the winter weather. The project was completed under budget and gives hope that the structures will survive until they… Continue reading Martindale-Kvisvik Chicken House Emergency Stabilization Complete!