The Design Alliance has maintained a presence in Brooklyn Heights, the first Landmarks Preservation District of New York City, since 1985. Practicing architecture amidst one of the city's most historically rich urban environments has presented continued opportunities for period building, restoration and preservation.
Restoration projects typically include the historic research, documentation and replication of details, for the recreation of original detail assemblies. Reconstitution of these details frequently require the sourcing of reclaimed materials as well as the means and methods of past craftsmen for construction.
Project development also bridge period designs with the incorporation of present day program requirements.