10 June 2020

The Architect’s Newspaper, “Kliment Halsband Architects blends past and present at Friends Seminary” by Matthew Marani

Matthew Marani writes, “Facadism, the act of retaining a historic facade whilst fundamentally adapting a structure’s interior, is often maligned by preservationists as relegating historic architecture to urban set pieces. Lost in such orthodox pedagogy is recognition of the functional demands of the client and the pragmatic reality that buildings evolve over time.” In this article, Marani brings forth the fundamental preservation elements and the great value of adaptive reuse architecture. He describes KHA’s Friends Seminary project as “inventive and meticulous.”

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