Historic Preservation

BEPG is routinely involved in projects involving assessment and restoration of historic buildings. This work requires a deep understanding of historic construction systems, building techniques, and historic building materials, as well as the correct and sensitive implementation of restoration techniques and technology. Our staff provides a knowledge of existing and historic building materials as well as a thorough understand of the building restoration process. Our preservation staff has extensive experience completing historic structure assessments, project feasibility studies and analysis, and historic structure reports, as well as full building restoration, adaptive re-use design, and sensitive historic building addition design. We also have experience guiding clients through local, state, and federal design review processes, as well as administering local and federal historic preservation tax credits for qualifying projects.

BEPG provides the following historic preservation services:

  • Forensic building assessment and analysis
  • Historic research
  • Rehabilitation planning
  • Historic Structure Reports and Preservation Plans
  • Assistance with creative financing solutions, including tax credits and grant funding
  • Local/state landmark designation and National Register of Historic Places evaluation and nominations
  • Federal/State Historic Tax Credit Certification

For more information, contact Mark Stoner, Director of Preservation.

St. Norbert's Roxbury, WI picture of scaffolding
Masonry Restoration at St. Norbert’s Catholic Church, Roxbury, Wisconsin

Substantial Masonry Restoration Effort St. Norbert’s Catholic Church engaged BEPG in 2017 to complete a building envelope assessment of the entire church. Amongst other concerns, the church reported that they had been experiencing masonry falling from the tower, leading to life-safety fears for pari…