Article posted on Sep 12, 2020
Most people are familiar with the motto “reduce, reuse, and recycle,” but some things are easier to re-purpose than others. While anyone with a pair of scissors can turn an old pair of jeans into a hip pair of cut-offs, for example, re-purposing an older building for a new use is more complicated. Known as adaptive reuse, this can require a careful balance of preserving historical elements while introducing modern technology and improving accessibility.
Working on AV projects in older, historic buildings often requires creative problem-solving, and that makes choosing an integrator familiar with preservation guidelines a very important step in the adaptive reuse process. Here are three things to discuss with your integrator before you tackle an AV project in a historic building.
Incorporating modern AV into historic buildings requires partnering with an integrator that is familiar with preservation guidelines and has the creativity and flexibility to meet them while still delivering the results you need. With advanced planning and careful cooperation with architects, designers, and others, the right integrator can deliver solutions that preserve the most important parts of the past while introducing the best technology of the present and future.