Adaptive Re-Use

When it comes to building a new space, architects, engineers, and construction workers have a wealth of experience to draw from. From just a seed of an idea, we can help you create the right plan to achieve your goals – whether you want to build a new facility or renovate an existing one. In fact, the adaptive re-use of existing structures has been gaining been gaining in popularity in recent years, especially in urban areas.

Learn more about adaptive re-use and if you’re looking for an an integrated architecture, engineering, and construction firm in Syracuse, contact the team at VIP Structures in Syracuse today!

What Is Adaptive Re-Use?

Adaptive re-use is the process of taking an existing building or structure and updating it for a new purpose. This can be done in a number of ways, including changing the layout of the interior spaces, updating the exterior façade, or adding new features to the structure.


Adaptive re-use is a more sustainable option than demolishing an existing structure and building a new one from scratch. This is because it often requires less energy and materials to renovate an existing structure than to build a new one.

Preserve Neighborhood Character

Another benefit of adaptive re-use is that it can help to preserve the character of a neighborhood. When an old building is torn down and replaced with a new one, it can change the feel of the whole area. However, by adaptively re-using an existing structure, you can help to maintain the unique character of the neighborhood.

Protect Historical Sites

Adaptive re-use can also be a way to protect historical sites. Rather than demolishing an old building, adaptive re-use allows you to preserve the history of that site while also creating an updated space for the community to use.

Improved Functionality

An old building may no longer be functional for its original purpose. However, with some updates and renovations, it can be adapted to serve a new purpose. This can be especially beneficial in urban areas where land is limited and there is a need for more space!

Contact the VIP Structures Team in Syracuse Today!

If you’re interested in adaptive re-use for your next renovation project, work with our team of architects, engineers, builders, and developers at VIP Structures today! We’re a design-build firm with a wealth of experience in adaptive re-use projects. We’ll work with you to design a space that meets your needs while preserving the character of the site. Contact us today to get started!