kta preservation specialists conducted and Alternatives Analysis at the A.D. Price Housing Complex, also known as the Willert Park Courts.
Designed in 1939, this public housing complex is one of Buffalo's only examples of the International Style from this era. After a thorough examination and documentation of the building, landscape and sculptures, kta preservation specialists provided a comprehensive analysis of multiple alternatives to demolition to the client, the Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority. While the results of these findings remain controversial, kta's thorough investigative work on the property demonstrates the firm's willingness to weigh multiple historical, social, physical and financial factors in determining the potential of rehabilitation.
University Park Historic District
kta preservation specialists is currently conducting a Cultural Resource Survey of the University Park Historic District, surveying over 5000 properties between Main Street and Eggert Road, Winspear Avenue and Kensington Avenue. The firm is also conducting outreach with several local community organizations as the survey progresses. One such example of this type of outreach can be seen here.
Window Restoration at Trinity Episcopal Church
kta preservation specialists conducted material fabric restoration on the exterior stained glass of Trinity Episcopal Church in Buffalo. The project involved masonry pointing, archaeological removal and the stabilization of coping stone. The wood tracery at the rose window was deteriorated beyond repair. Rubber molds were cast on site to produce plaster models to be used in crafting of new wood tracery.