Preservation Engineering

Preservation engineering is an integral part of historic preservation and preservation planning. Innovative building rehabilitation has been a part of Meyer Borgman Johnson’s engineering portfolio since John Meyer founded the firm in 1955. Our experience comprises more than one hundred historic renovation projects, thirty of which can be found on the National Register of Historic Places. More than forty have received awards for preservation, rehabilitation, restoration, and adaptive reuse. Our approach is based on a solid understanding of both contemporary and historic building systems and materials, beginning with a focused evaluation of both your building and project goals. From minor repairs to adaptive reuse, we offer structural solutions that are sensitive to your building’s historic character and site.

Because the world of historic preservation often requires services that go beyond structural expertise, we partner with New History (formerly Preservation Design Works), whose unique approach to serving clients brings together strategic, financial, research, and technical resources to help clients meet their goals for preservation, sustainability, and profitability. Find out more at

See examples of MBJ’s preservation engineering projects at Adaptive Reuse and Historic Preservation.