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Architect Magazine: An Interview with Dave Meleca on Adaptive Reuse

Apr 22, 2022
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From Architect Magazine, “As we look ahead, future-proofing is a critical element to designing buildings that will last longer, be operationally flexible, conserve resources, and reduce carbon impact in the face of a changing climate. Those discussions often focus on contemporary, high-tech facilities—particularly for commercial, academic, or institutional clients.

At Moody Nolan, where I serve as the director of classical architecture based out of the Columbus, Ohio office, we believe adaptive reuse—the act of repurposing an existing structure for a new program or purpose—should be part of every project. These considerations contribute toward our ambition of designing for a low-carbon, equitable, built environment, specifically by reducing embodied carbon impacts of demolition and new construction, and by exploring opportunities to reuse materials instead of manufacturing new.”