Kraemer Design Group has had a wide variety of experience in the arena of historic architecture, including façade improvements, wall maintenance reports, design proposals and full scale renovations. In fact, KDG is involved in more historic rehabilitations in the City of Detroit urban core than any other firm, facilitated by our office location in downtown Detroit. As our practice has matured we have reached out to other urban centers within Michigan, including Flint, Grand Rapids, Lansing and Pontiac. KDG’s staff takes pride in the work we do, knowing that we are participating in the redevelopment of urban centers.
KDG researches historical data through photo archives, data bases, libraries and government plan rooms and fully investigates and documents the interior, both through field measurements and extensive photography. We also have experience dealing with hazardous materials remediation common to all historic rehabilitation projects. Mechanical systems, incoming utilities, electrical components, structural analysis, vertical transportation, exiting requirements and overall building integrity are all examined. KDG ensures that all projects are developed to comply with the Department of the Interior’s standards for Historic Preservation, state and local building codes, and the design of residential units.