Adaptive reuse and preservation projects bring the opportunity to transform streets, neighborhoods, and districts. By breathing life into abandoned and historic sites, we can renew the vitality of an area without drastically changing its geography.

Our team at Stevens & Wilkinson look forward to the opportunities we get with adaptive reuse and/or historic preservation projects. We are sometimes in too much of a hurry to tear down a building and begin anew. Adaptive reuse and preservation projects, especially those of an historic nature,  provide a unique opportunity for structures to get a second chance at life and a new purpose. We can preserve and conserve buildings while helping them to serve the next generation well into the future.

“To be able to re-imagine and bring new life to a building that we grew up around, changing it into something new that represents our changing community, it’s a great service to be a part of”

-Ron Stang, AIA, LEED AP, Principal, Board of Directors Chairman

With deep knowledge of LEED standards and requirements, we create highly functional, environmentally responsible spaces that celebrate the original design language of each structure.

When it comes to creatively redesigning historic structures, our team has the open mind needed to redefine any expectation. By implementing a solution that successfully repositions a building’s overall function we work with you to develop an answer that preserves the life of your environment by creating needed spaces that sympathetically fit within a given marketplace.


Our team at Stevens & Wilkinson has helped to adapt buildings across the southeast to fulfill new purposes and meet new visions. Transforming train terminals into restaurants, and manufacturing facilities into residences, we have spearheaded projects throughout the region that celebrate our history. See some of our premiere projects below.


Our team is adept at preserving and restoring historic spaces in order to accommodate modern technological, social, economic, and environmental requirements.

Our expertise promotes the viability, reuse, and integrity of historic buildings. We develop innovative design solutions that are economical, extend the life cycle of historic structures, and minimize the negative effects of those changes needed to maintain a building’s safety, functionality, and efficiency.


At Stevens & Wilkinson we take great pride in understanding a building’s history, especially as it pertains to the community and its users. Since 1919, we have developed a rich portfolio of historic preservation projects that span a number of markets and include full-scale upfits, additions, commercial renovations, and mixed-use developments. View our latest historic preservation projects below.


At Stevens & Wilkinson, our adaptive reuse and historic preservation projects have met the needs of clients across a vast expanse of industries and project needs. Residential, industrial, commercial and more, we have developed ways to adapt buildings for what our clients need. It’s not just one-time projects either, as clients have continued to come back time and time again.

“Whether we are blending the old and new into a seamless composition or playing them off one another in juxtaposition, our adaptive reuse projects always result in an eye-catching design.”

-John Abbott, Principal, Director of Design (SWGA)

We embrace adaptive reuse as an idea as it promotes sustainable, responsible, and environmentally-friendly growth and development. We are stewards of our surroundings, and we need to pass on an environment that is as good, if not better, than what we are given. Adaptive reuse is not just a type of project – it is a mindset that can be used for growth and redevelopment of entire cities.

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