Treanor Architects Blog/News

Defining Our Signature Buildings

2014-05-08 Posted By: Patty Weaver

From the Empire State Building to the Eiffel Tower, some buildings captivate a city or even a nation. Over time, these iconic buildings become synonymous with the place they represent.

They are the buildings that, if you mention their name, people know what you’re talking about,” says Vance Kelley, AIA, principal in Treanor Architects' Historic Preservation studio. They are buildings that show up on television, in books and memories. They are, often, the ones worth preserving.

A building doesn’t need to be world-famous to be “iconic” to its community. Here are a few of the ways that a building—perhaps one in your community— can take on a life greater than the sum of its parts.

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Creating the live-learn environment

2013-12-11 Posted By: Emily Bengoa
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Texas A&M’s Hullabaloo Hall incorporates a community learning center.Texas A&M’s Hullabaloo Hall incorporates a community learning center.

It’s Not Just Stone & Brick

2013-10-10 Posted By: Patty Weaver

Whether it’s cleaning and repairing a limestone facade, matching a weathered brick veneer or replacing a terra cotta roof parapet, restoring masonry on a historically significant building is a complicated craft. “It’s not just rocks and bricks,” says Julia Manglitz, AIA, project architect with Treanor Architects Historic Preservation studio. “There are many things to consider, from the fabrication of the stone to installation to construction administration.”

With the right planning, team, and approach, your historic masonry can be restored to its original grandeur. Here’s what you need to consider: read more

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Community by Design | Creating a Place to Belong

2013-05-07 Posted By: Emily Bengoa

When designing campus residences, it's easy to get caught up in location, room design and amenities. Yet just as important is the wealth of research that shows us how buildings can help students develop the sense of connection and community identity they need to thrive.

Engaging students on campus has much to do with programmatic decisions, but a physical environment that is designed to help students connect advances the sense of community and makes programming more effective. (click the pdf above for the entire article)

Community Dining at the University of Missouri Beta house. Sharing meals plays an essential role in increasing interaction and learning opportunities.Community Dining at the University of Missouri Beta house. Sharing meals plays an essential role in increasing interaction and learning opportunities.

Historic Preservation: Separating financial fact from fiction

2012-06-21 Posted By: Patty Weaver

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Thinking about renovating a historic building? You might worry you’re opening up a money pit—one that can be highly unpredictable. That could become your reality. But it’s typically not the case. read more

The other side of the balance sheet.

2012-06-21 Posted By: Patty Weaver

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Do you have a building that you’re interested in preserving? Here’s where to start:

50 & Counting: The new frontier of preservation

2012-03-15 Posted By: Patty Weaver

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To many, the buildings of the 1950s and 1960s are aging eyesores in need of a facelift – or demolition. In reality, they are the new ground for preservation.

Structures built during this time period have long suffered from bad public relations. Many see them as too hard to repair. Ugly. Out of style. Not energy efficient – and not old enough to preserve. However, federal standards recognize postwar buildings— age 50 or older— as candidates for the National Register of Historic Places, and potentially for rehabilitation tax credits. It’s time to take a second look.

Residence Hall Design in the Success of Student Learning

2012-01-30 Posted By: Emily Bengoa

Survey Results: What to Watch in 2012

2011-11-17 Posted By: Emily Bengoa
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I'll Take "Residence Life Buildings" for 500

2011-06-30 Posted By: Emily Bengoa