Historic Preservation and Forensic Engineering

JVA has a strong background in historic preservation and renovation work on historic buildings. Our preservation work started in the early 1970’s with the stabilization, renovation, and preservation of the Chautauqua Auditorium and Dining Hall structures in Boulder, Colorado. JVA’s preservation work encompasses investigation, monitoring, and assessment through the development of construction documents and construction administration services. Our portfolio includes several hundred building projects in the Rocky Mountain Region and nationwide.

JVA has created a dedicated studio of engineers specializing in Historic Preservation and they are complemented by our Forensic specialists. We are proud of our contributions to historic projects recognized by local and national preservation organizations.  

With a reputation for sound judgment and quality documentation, our staff combines their experience and excellent technical skills with effective communication to facilitate a team approach on each project. Creative thinking, design sensitivity, and cost-efficient engineering lead to innovative, yet practical, solutions that fit within the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties, architectural parameters, and project specific constraints.