Historic Preservation

Historic Preservation Tax Credits Certifications and Awards:
CWS Architects has been a recognized leader in historic preservation design for more than 25 years. We have incorporated preservation design approaches into over 25 projects in dozens of New England communities. Projects range from structures originally constructed in the early 1800’s to the early 1960s, rural to urban, privately to publicly owned developments with funded sources including State and Federal Historic Preservation Tax Credits combined with public and private financing. CWS has received numerous local, state and national historic preservation awards for work on these projects.

• St. Saviour Carriage House Group Home, Bar Harbor, ME - a 6-unit group home on the St. Saviour Church campus. 2017 Statewide Historic Preservation Honor Award for Excellence in Adaptive Use by Maine Preservation. Completed 2017
• Cony Flatiron Senior Apartments, Augusta, ME - Renovation of former Cony High School into 50 units of Senior Housing plus community resource center. 2015 Statewide Historic Preservation Honor Award for Excellence in Adaptive Use by Maine Preservation. Completed 2015
• CHOM Elm Terrace, Portland, ME - Renovation of the old Portland Children’s Hospital
into 38 affordable housing apartments. Preservation Action and the National Trust Community Investment Corporation one of "Preservation's Best of 2013"; J. Timothy Anderson National Award - Best Historic Rehabilitation Project Involving New Construction; 2013 Statewide Historic Preservation Honor Award for Excellence in Adaptive Use by Maine Preservation. Completed 2013
• Park Street School Apartments, Kennebunk, ME - Renovation and addition to the Park Street School into 30 residential units; 2012 Statewide Historic Preservation Honor Award for Excellence in Adaptive Use by Maine Preservation; Maine Real Estate and Development Association (MEREDA) Notable Project Award. Completed 2012
• Munjoy Commons Apartments, Portland, ME - Renovation to Emerson and Shailer buildings; 34 units. Completed 2012
• Maine Hall Apartments at the former Bangor Theological Seminary, Bangor, ME - Renovation of existing historic Maine Hall on the Bangor Theological Seminary campus to 30 elderly apartments. Statewide Historic Preservation Honor Award for Excellence in Adaptive Reuse; Maine Real Estate and Development Association (MEREDA) Notable Project Award. Completed 2011.
• Bessey School Senior Community, Scarborough, ME - 55 one-bedroom senior apartments with Senior Community Resource facilities.
• Cousens School Senior Housing, Kennebunk, ME - 28 one- and two-bedroom apartments. Completed 2008
• The Inn at City Hall, Augusta, ME - 31 efficiency and one-bedroom senior assisted living apartment units; Statewide Historic Preservation Honor Award for Excellence in Adaptive Use by Maine Preservation. Completed 2001
• Sterns School Apartments, Millinocket, ME - 32 assisted living units converted in the former Sterns High School. Completed 2001
• Milford Mill Senior Apartments Milford, NH - Renovation of existing 40-unit project and new construction of 24-unit addition. Completed 2004
• Sisters of Mercy of the Americas Assisted Living, Windham, NH - 50 assisted living rooms. Completed 1997.