Social Hall Laylight
This laylight was discovered during some investigative demolition and was a complete surprise to everyone. Skylights were a major feature of the original architect’s design philosophy, and this feature will help restore that vision. It is still in great condition and will be a focal feature in the Social Hall. The original patterned glass will need to be replaced for safety reasons, but the wood framing will remain and be refinished to its original glory. It’s approximately 12’ x 26’ in size.
Proud Restoration Architects
CBI Design Professionals is honored to spearhead the restoration architecture project at the Webster Community Center in Pontiac, Michigan. This historic building stands as a testament to the rich cultural heritage of the community, embodying a unique blend of architectural styles that reflect its evolution over the decades. Our team of dedicated and determined architects understands the profound historical significance of the structure and is committed to preserving its authenticity.
With a keen eye on the past, we are meticulously navigating the complexities of the restoration process, ensuring compliance with the latest building codes, engineering standards, and preservation guidelines. Our architects are pooling their expertise to harmonize modern necessities with the preservation of the original design, utilizing carefully chosen materials that honor the building’s heritage. As stewards of architectural history, CBI Design Professionals is excited to contribute to the revitalization of this community treasure, ensuring it remains a source of pride for generations to come.
The Importance of Historic Preservation
Engaging in conservation architecture imparts a profound sense of purpose to CBI Design Professionals. The importance of preserving historical structures goes beyond the physical reconstruction of bricks and mortar; it encapsulates the essence of a community’s identity. Conservation architecture allows us to bridge the gap between the past and the present, fostering a deep connection with our cultural roots.
At CBI, our commitment extends beyond the restoration process – it is a dedication to safeguarding the stories and memories embedded in these architectural gems. The act of revitalizing the Webster Community Center not only breathes new life into a historical landmark but also reinforces our belief in the transformative power of architectural conservation. It is this very drive that fuels our team, propelling us to navigate the delicate balance between modern functionality and the preservation of heritage, ensuring that each project becomes a lasting testament to the value of our shared history. Conservation architecture, for us, is a genuine commitment to community legacy and a source of inspiration that propels us forward with unwavering dedication.