In architecture, preservation typically focuses on protecting historic structures from unwanted change, through restoration or careful interventions. At Hacin, our design team subscribes to a view of preservation that also includes adapting historic buildings for modern use and building new structures on historic sites that are inspired by the past while simultaneously reviving the character of the neighborhood. Over the past three decades working in a city rich in historic architecture like Boston, Hacin has surgically intervened in projects across typologies and communities. As a result, our team is well-versed in identifying innovative solutions to meet the goals of preservation agencies, the technical requirements of new and existing buildings, and the programmatic needs of our clients, all while keeping the context and history of a site alive in various ways.
- Chuck ChoiJames BaigrieBruce T. MartinBob O'ConnorGustav HoilandTrent BellClint ClemensThe Gleason Partnership
- Awards & Press
- INHABITAT "ARCHITECTS RESTORE VICTORIAN HOME AND PRESERVE 1950S TREES ON-SITE" 2021MANSION GLOBAL "OWNERS REIMAGINE OLD STRUCTURES INTO MAGNIFICENT HOMES" 2021BEACON HILL TIMES " BOSTON PRESERVATION ALLIANCE SHOWS ITS APPRECIATION FOR THE NEIGHBORHOOD" 2020LUXURY DEFINED "ADAPTIVE REUSE: IS RETROFITTING THE FUTURE OF ARCHITECTURE" 2020CHRIS VAN UFFELEN "RE-USE ARCHITECTURE" 2011PRESERVATION "BRICK BY BRICK" 2010BOSTON GLOBE "REBUILDING THE PAST" 2007