Ms. Donna Weiss

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As founding member and primary historic preservation specialist, Donna is involved through all phases of work on historic properties, which has led to proficiency on a wide variety of preservation related survey, planning, design, and assessment projects. Entering her twentieth year in the profession, her depth and range of experience qualifies her to execute project management, building pathology, research, condition assessments, surveys, repair treatments options, and implementing design and facility upgrades to work with the current building program without comprising the integrity of the historic fabric. Donna is interconnected with the network of regional preservation professionals which is critical when pulling together project consultants and seeking out solutions to atypical building issues.

Many projects include utilization of historic tax credits or grants and National Park Service, City of Chicago Landmarks, Illinois Historical Society, Wisconsin Historical Society, and City of Milwaukee Landmarks review.  

Services under her scope include planning, design guidelines, materials testing, historic structure reports, tax credit applications (State and Federal), stabilization plans, restoration plans, documentation, construction documents, intensive surveys, National Register nominations, grant writing, specifications, and construction administration.

Preserve, LLC
Enhance our world through the thoughtful and sustainable adaptation and reuse of our existing built environment. Preserving our past is the gateway to a sustainable future. Preserve, LLC specializes in the assessment and adaptive reuse of historic properties.

Adaptive Reuse Schematics
Building Forensics
Historic Structure Reports
Historic Tax Credits
Preservation Design
Preservation Planning
Project Management