Historic Preservation

HLZA works closely with property owners and regulatory agencies such as the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) to protect the historic, architectural, and aesthetic significance of buildings.

With many decades of experience, our team assesses a building’s character-defining features, and when necessary, analyze the suitability of prior repair work or identify missing details for restoration. Combined with our skills of building documentation, historic research, and condition assessment, we deliver solutions to restore a building's architectural and structural integrity. With each project we evaluate the alternatives for traditional versus contemporary repair techniques and advise clients on decisions subject to landmark requirements.

As time progresses, standard construction skills change such that aspects of craft and material are lost. HLZA staff maintain knowledge of historic assemblies and techniques to pre-qualify our recommended contractors and to administer work during construction. At HLZA, we integrate our inspection, design, and construction services to prolong the lifespan of the buildings.