Historical Renovation

What is your take on the importance of remembering the past? Some like Henry Ford, would say “The only history that is worth a tinker's damn is the history we made today” which is particularly confusing when your work today involves restoring the past!

Historical restoration and conservation is a specialized and quality-driven art. It necessarily means a different approach to building which considers the inherent value of existing materials without as much focus on tearing out and re-building anew.