Design philosophy is steeped in our understanding of each building, respecting its past and giving it a new future. Our planning and research provides the inspiration for our design solutions. Alterations are designed to be different yet complementary to the existing building. Our staff are qualified under the Federal Guidelines set out by the National Park Service in 36 CFR Part 61.

At HBA all our projects are unique and, therefore, require details specifically designed for each field condition. Details are carefully prepared based on measured survey work as well as probe investigations. The development of accurate Contract Documents avoids inaccuracies during bidding. HBA always includes unit prices and provides contractors with accurate quantities of replacement work to ensure that construction budgets are well managed and change orders are kept to a minimum.