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Historical Preservation

Bowman, Foster & Associates, PC takes pride in managing necessary change to safeguard, restore and revitalize culturally historical buildings.  Our firm is devoted to the restoration and preservation of building structures and systems. Our approach to preservation is to use a detailed understanding of the materials and construction to offer solutions that protect historic structures while using their inherent strength to meet design objectives.

   

Project P-214V (under the direction of HBA Architects) consisted of renovations and additions to two historic structures, Building 705 (constructed in 1830) and Building 706 (constructed in 1881). These buildings were formerly officer family, duplex, housing quarters. The structures were repurposed into office spaces for two NAVSEA organizations relocating to the Norfolk Naval Shipyard under BRAC V, NAVSHIPSO and NAVPESO directives. The project fell under the scrutiny of the State Historic Preservation Office (Virginia Dept. of Historic Resources) and was required to carefully preserve the structures’ original design and construction to the greatest extent possible.  The changes necessary for adaptive reuse included structural repairs and strengthening to the existing buildings, hazardous material abatement, new egress stairs and chair lift to the first floor, new utilities, and on-site parking. This project also required demolition of existing garages on the property. The design, including new and replaced areas, comprised nearly 21,368 SF, excluding unoccupied basements and attics.

Read more: P-214V, Engineering Management Conversion of Bldgs. 705 & 706, Norfolk Naval Shipyard Portsmouth, VA

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