In The Latest Issue

Museums Evolve To Remain Relevant
Innovative design, construction, and technology come together for Museum of the Bible.

Museum Blends Biblical History And Technology
Innovative design, construction, and technology come together for Museum of the Bible.

Historic Site Showcases Green Systems
Leading-edge environmental and sustainability technologies are the focal point of Toronto’s Evergreen Brick Works.

The Architects Podcast

Preserve For Maximum Sustainability

Building construction and operation are major contributors to global warming. A 2016 report from the EPA shows that commercial and residential building operations account for 11% of all greenhouse-gas emissions in the U.S. Good design is green design, and architects have a responsibility to share best practices, including repurposing and upgrading existing buildings. There is almost unlimited potential in adaptive reuse and redevelopment, and rehabilitating historical buildings represents one of the most sustainable approaches to the design and construction of built space available to us, for several reasons.

Learn more about restoring historical structures in our interview with John Lesak.