Connecticut Trust For Historic Preservation


NEW CANAAN, Connecticut 06850
Phone: 203-594-9735
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Architectural Preservation Studio, PC, is a design professional-service corporation founded by a collaboration of architects, preservationists, and material conservators.  We were formerly a division of WASA Studio. We are one of the nation’s leaders in historic preservation, with advanced expertise in building conservation technologies, architectural restoration, and exterior envelope repairs.  The group has been involved in some of the most important preservation projects of the last two decades, including Frank Lloyd Wright’s Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and Fallingwater, the historic Breakers and Château-sur-Mer mansions in Newport, RI and Louis Sullivan’s Bayard-Condict building in NYC.  Additional projects include theaters, academic structures, courthouses, museums and other iconic structures.  Our recent Connecticut projects include: The New London and Norwich City Halls, The Gilbert & Bennett Wire Mill in Redding, The Carriage Barn and Lapham Center in New Canaan and the Priory in New Haven.  

Architectural Preservation Studio offers the following professional services:

Conditions assessments
Feasibility studies
Adaptive reuse studies
Due-diligence reports
Historic Structure Reports (HSR)
Preservation master plans
HABS reports
Façade investigations and repairs
Forensic investigations
Building envelope rehabilitation
Façade restoration
Leak investigations
Roofing and waterproofing
Preventative maintenance
Probes and non-destructive testing
Materials testing
Measured drawings
Laser scanning
Cost estimating
Contract documents
Construction observation and administration
NRHS nominations
Restoration tax credits
Peer review

Norwich and New London City Halls

Prepared a detailed Conditions Assessment/ Comprehensive Preservation Master Plan for the preservation of the building's historic features, and upgrade of its mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems. Prepared Construction Documents for the restoration of the original wood flooring and entry vestibule at Norwich City Hall.  Both buildings are listed on the National and State Register of Historic Places.

Gilbert and Bennett Wire Mill

Retained by the Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation to perform an architectural feasibility and concept-design study to adapt six existing historic industrial buildings/structures at the former Gilbert & Bennett Wire Mill in Redding, CT to a new program of uses. These buildings are the historic core of a 55-acre property listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and are contributing elements in the Georgetown Historic District. The purpose of the study is to advance the 2012 community-visioning initiative, an alternative program led by Re-Wire, to a feasible concept design in compliance with the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties that will attract local investment.

The Priory

Performed a detailed exterior conditions survey of the five buildings at the Priory located on historic Wooster Square in New Haven, prior to the preparation of construction documents for façade and roofing restoration. The five buildings range in age for an 1879 Queen Anne-style house, a circa 1870 stucco-clad, Italianate house, to a complex of townhouses built in 1990.  We are currently administering the construction phase of the project. 

* The professional staff completed these projects while with WASA Studio