Interrogating “Adaptive Reuse” Through Design

“Transforming existing buildings for contemporary uses provides opportunities to strengthen communities, reinforce a sense of place, conserve resources, and create a meaningful dialogue between past, present, and future. Adaptive Reuse, however, is an inadequate term for what that practice can do. … Reverent, irreverent, or somewhere in between, the relationship between old and new architecture should reflect the needs of today while responding inventively to the restrictions of regulations, budget, and program. The blandness of the term ‘adaptive reuse’ belies the richness of its possibilities.” - Maitland Jones

Published in the 2017 Summer issue of the American Institute of Architects Quarterly Magazine.