Siegel & Strain has completed existing condition assessments on a variety of building types for a wide range of clients. A multi-disciplinary team, led by Siegel & Strain Architects, surveys the building together so we are able to provide a holistic view of the property, avoid duplicating efforts, and allow for internal peer review. Additional information about building performance and maintenance is gained by interviewing the building users and facilities and maintenance staff.
An accurate existing condition assessment report is a valuable planning tool, particularly for public agencies with limited funding and staff. The condition assessment report identifies a building’s deficiencies and required code upgrades and the urgency to address them, and is often coupled with a cost estimate to do the work. This combined information allows an owner or agency to make informed decisions about a property, prioritize the work, and budget for it.
The images shown here, and listed below, are from assessments of national or regional park visitor centers.