the Colaborative Inc

Established in 1974, the Collaborative, inc. is dedicated to bringing history alive through the preservation of historic buildings, sites, and communities. You will discover a caring attitude towards the historic resource and the client, forking from a wholly collaborative basis of interaction and problem definition and resolution. Whether it is the discovery and recovery of historic integrity in a building or a community, providing the solution for preservation technology problems, or interpreting of history, our select group of preservation professionals will advance your project to successful completion.

Historic preservation services have been the key focus of the Collaborative since its inception in 1974. The firm has provided a wide range of design services for the rehabilitation of historic buildings, including more than 200 structures listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Community support is a vital aspect of historic preservation. The Collaborative has served as a catalyst by presenting the role that preservation can play in revitalizing older structures and neighborhoods within a community.



Services Available



Architectural Design




  • Acoustical Design


  • Building Code Review


  • Computer Modeling


  • Construction Administration


  • Contract Development


  • Cost Estimating

  • Electrical/Telecommunication Design


  • Energy Efficiency Design

  • Furniture, Fixtures, & Equipment (FF&E)


  • Green Energy Design

  • Historic Preservation Design


  • Interior Design


  • Kitchen Design and Food Service Design


  • Landscape Design

  • Lighting Design


  • Mechanical Design


  • Model Building

  • Plans and Specifications


  • Programming


  • Renderings

  • Site Design


  • Space Utilization Studies


  • Structural Design


  • Zoning Review and Negotiations






Historic Architectural Conservation / Preservation Architecture



  • Determinations of Eligibility


  • Existing Building Conditions Evaluations


  • Exhibits Design

  • Feasibility Studies

  • Grantsmanship/Fundraising


  • Historic Structures Reports


  • Interpretive Planning


  • Masonry Conditions Evaluations

  • Nominations for the National Register of Historic Places


  • Section 106 Compliance






Project Types




  • Government Buildings


  • Heritage Museums


  • Tourism Development Plans


  • Historic Hotels, Lodges, and Inns


  • Colleges and Universities


  • Theater Design






Specialized Services




  • Building Forensics

  • Historic Materials Laboratory


  • Market Analysis

  • Value Engineering


  • Master Planning



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