Interest in preserving historic buildings is growing as they represent a large part of who we are and where we come from. Historic preservation can require innovation and creative solutions to maintain the architectural integrity of the building yet bring it up to the 21st century.
Many buildings are structurally sound and while updating them can be a challenge, there are many rewards. Our expertise includes state-of-the-art lighting controls and innovative lighting design that takes advantage of the natural light so prevalent in historic spaces, and enhances architectural features.
States throughout the country are also developing or adapting codes for renovation of existing historical buildings, so that public safety is maintained but not full compliance to the existing code.
In the photo above, Terry Gaddy displays his workmanship in the dome of the historic McLean County Courthouse, which now houses the McLean County Museum of History.
Here at Illinois Prairie Electric, Inc., we think it’s important to rehabilitate buildings to make them more efficient, safe, and suited to their new purposes while maintaining their historical integrity.