Historic Renovation Projects

The solutions necessary to imbue old buildings with new life are as varied as the structures themselves. Richard M. Cole & Associates has converted a circa-1900 meat-packing plant into a modern office building, transformed fire-ravaged structures into historically-certified, upscale housing and reconfigured an antedated bowling alley to fit the retailing needs of a major merchandiser.

Throughout, RMC&A has met the unique challenges of working with historic structures, conducting thorough surveys and analyses of existing conditions, designing in accordance with local and national historic regulations as well as client expectations, and serving as construction contract administrator from inception through completion.

The results are unique spaces to live and work and renewed assets for their communities.

Additional Works - St. Philip Neri Condominiums / The Awnings Condominiums
Ralston School

Ralston School

A fine example of a post-Civil War public schoolhouse, the Ralston School served as a school from its construction in 1869 to 1922. Richard M. Cole & Associates transformed the original, four-room schoolhouse, by now a shell, and its adjoining industrial structure into a functioning family home.

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Portico Row Condominiums

Portico Row Condominiums

Thomas Ustick Walter, the architect best known for the dome of the U.S. Capitol, originally designed Portico Rowm a group of 16 red brick houses, in the early 1830s. By the time Richard M. Cole & Associates was commissioned to renovate two adjoining houses in the row, the pair had suffered the effects of drastic alterations, neglect and fire.

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