We use and enhance the beauty contained in our city fabric, existing materials and objects, rather than making our landfills bigger.

Construction Salvage

Finding creative ways to reuse existing materials to serve new, unconventional purposes diverts them from landfills. In addition, prioritizing refinishing and reinstating old material original to a site over replacement minimizes additional carbon that would otherwise be expended in using virgin materials, and retains the often beautiful and complex history of a building. 
Adaptive Reuse

The process of reusing existing manufacturing or other buildings which are no longer used for their originally conceived use. Through strategic intervention, these buildings can be repurposed into innovative new spaces that maintain connection to their history and reduce the material and energy input required to demolish and construct a new building.
Recycled Content

The use of materials that are fully recycled or contain recycled content minimizes the use of virgin materials and reduces embodied carbon. Materials such as glass, plastic, brick, and stone can be recycled into new materials giving them a second useful life. 

Deconstruction desribes the process of carefully taking apart portions of buildings or removing their contents with the primary goal of reuse in mind. Demolition, in contrast, is the more standard process under which buildings are either knocked down or gut renovated, and all materials are taken to landfill. Deconstruction focuses on building disassembly and material salvage in order to keep valuable resources in use and reducing the amount of waste generated by construction and the building industry.


Circularity is the concept to describe a product which is created with its own end-of-life already taken into account. In a circular economy, once a product has reached the end of its usable life, it is integrated back into the supply chain instead of going to landfill. Circularity attempts to model something the earth and all of its natural systems do as a matter of course; eliminate waste.

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