Portfolio Category: Façade Restoration


The Chicago Theological Seminary, founded in 1855, currently occupies a building complex located on the University of Chicago campus that was constructed in 1928. HPZS was retained to restore the 188-foot high Victor Lawson bell towner, and performed deferred maintenance audits for the entire seminary building complex including the president’s residence and several student residence buildings....
Read more


The twenty-one story Downtown Atlanta Marriott Residence Inn Building is a National Historic Landmark and was originally constructed as an office building. For a quarter of a century after it’s construction in 1929, it was the tallest building in Atlanta. HPZS was retained to inspect the exterior enclosure systems of the building and develop a plan...
Read more


The Antrim County Courthouse was completed in November 1905. Local architect, Jens Peterson, designed the Courthouse following the popular Richardsonian Romanesque style found in many Midwestern county courthouses. The Courthouse was given a prominent style, impressive massing, and incorporated handsome, high quality materials. HPZS conducted a comprehensive survey of the building, documented existing conditions, analyzed all...
Read more


Cambridge Manor is a twenty-one story residential apartment building constructed of cast-in-place concrete, built in 1973. It is a large urban redevelopment project on the near south side of Chicago and was developed as housing for the Medical District and IIT.

HPZS is currently working on this project, continuing work started in 2009 for the on-going...

Read more

Dearborn Homes

Constructed in 1948, the Dearborn Homes Development is comprised of 16 mid-rise buildings containing 800 dwelling units on 16 acres of land. The complex is part of the CHA’s Plan for Transformation, which included complete renovation of all 16 buildings resulting in 656 dwellings. HPZS created a plan for the rehabilitation of all buildings, including new...
Read more


The 25-story Palmer House Hilton is one of Chicago’s historic grand hotels, located in the downtown Loop district. It was designed by the architectural firm of Holabird & Roche, and was completed in phases between 1923 and 1925. The building is clad in brick, limestone and terra cotta with a significant amount of ornamental trim.


Read more