Updates to historical buildings can introduce many necessary changes without upsetting existing aesthetics.

A few decades ago, urban blight and a lackluster economy meant developers could easily (and cheaply) acquire land in many areas around the country. Existing structures on this land was typically razed in order to usher in change in the name of economic and social progress. While no one denies that certain structures needed to be torn down, there were many others that proudly served their surrounding communities during their heyday and were in sound shape, structurally speaking, making them ideal candidates for historical restoration.

These meticulously planned renovations are breathing new life into urban areas around the country. Old factories, warehouses, and schools built before WWII are among the most sought after largely because they combine wonderful architectural design elements with an abundance of steel and concrete construction. Assuming the underlying structure is largely intact, architects incorporate these original design elements into modern energy efficiency & environmental mandates.

The Coalition for Responsible Equitable Economic Development (CREED LA) proudly supports environmentally-responsible construction projects throughout Los Angeles that not only have a positive impact on the local community, but support LA’s working families as well.

CREED LA fights to ensure that developers pay fair wages to all the hard working construction professionals throughout the industry while simultaneously providing them with quality health care, continued training, and trustworthy retirement plans. To learn more about how our non-profit organization supports those building a better, greener world for us all, contact CREED LA at (877) 810-7473.