Cost Estimating
for Historic Preservation Projects

Developing a cost estimate for an historic restoration project requires a deep understanding of preservation processes and associated trades. We have helped many private and public institutions to budget for projects that ensure their beloved historic facilities are meticulously and authentically restored. Our estimators must carefully assess a multitude of factors, including specialized materials required and the costs of skilled artisans.

18th Century Farmhouse – Historic restoration.  $.1M, Warrington, PA

Beverly Lodge House – Historic restoration. $.3M, Beverly, NJ

Brandywine Water Works – Renovation of historic building.  $2.1M, Wilmington, DE

Building 10, Philadelphia Naval Business Center – Restore building shell. $5.8M, Philadelphia, PA

Bunce Bell Tower – Historic bell tower rehabilitation.  $.2M, Glassboro, NJ

Camden Federal Court Building – Historic restoration.  $11M, Camden, NJ

Catholic Abstinence Fountain – Fountain restoration.  $.1M, Philadelphia, PA

Chelsea Apartment – Restoration/conversion of 12 historic mill buildings.  $42M, Philadelphia, PA

College Hall Restoration -University of Pennsylvania. $2M, Philadelphia, PA

Cooper House & Mill – Historic restoration of house & barn.  $1M, Bergenfield, NJ

Darlington Schoolhouse – Restoration of historic schoolhouse.  $2.6M, New Jersey

Dumbarton Oaks – Restoration/addition to historic museum. $1.5, Washington, DC

Edison Tower – Historic memorial tower restoration.  $3.7M, Edison, NJ

Ford Mansion – Historic mansion upgrades.  $.3M, Morristown, NJ

Founders Hall – Restoration of classroom building at Haverford College.  $3.5M, Haverford, PA

Furness Library – Restoration of 1888 Frank Furness designed library.  $14.5M, Philadelphia, PA

Goodhart Hall – Restoration of Mellor, Meigs & Howe Auditorium.  $7.1M, Bryn Mawr College, PA

Grand Central Post Office – Exterior restoration. $1.5M, New York City, NY

Hyde Park Farmers Market – Restoration of visitor center.  $1.76M, Hyde Park, NY

Independence Hall Tower – Repair/restore historic tower.  $4.8M, Philadelphia, PA

King-of-Prussia Inn – Relocate & restore stone building, King of Prussia, PA

Kutztown Univ., Old Main Hall – Exterior restoration and interior renovation.  $3M, Kutztown, PA

Lawrenceville Memorial Hall – Restore classroom building. $4.6M, Lawrenceville, NJ

Luzerne County Courthouse Façade – Historic façade restoration.  $7.1M, Wilkes-Barre, PA

Meridian Hill Park – Renovation of historic park.  $2.6M, Washington, D.C.

Millington School – Historic school restoration.  $.9M, New Jersey

Monmouth Grist Mill – Restoration of historic mill and canal.  $.8M, Monmouth, NJ

National Archive – National archive restoration.  $15M, Washington, D.C.

National Gallery of Art – Historic building upgrades.  $12.8M, Washington, D.C.

Natirar Grist Mill – Historic grist mill restoration.  $2.1M, New Jersey

Nix Federal Building – Restore 1930s modern style federal court & post office.  $21.5M, Phila., PA

Old Economy Village – Historic restoration of 1824 settlement buildings.  $3.M, Ambridge, PA

Rockwood Barn and Mansion – Historic restoration.  $1M, Newcastle County, DE

Roosevelt/Vanderbilt – Renovate/restore historic buildings.  $20.2M, New York

Thomas Eakins House – Restoration of 18th century house, Philadelphia, PA

Thomas Jefferson Memorial – Restoration/new visitors’ facilities.  $4M, Washington, D.C.

Updike Farm – Restoration of historic farmhouse.  $.5M, New Jersey

Upsala Mansion – Historic mansion renovation.  $1.4M, Philadelphia, PA

Virginia State Capitol – Renovations to historic capitol building.  $42.3M, Richmond, VA

Walnford Carriage House – Historic restoration.  $.4M, Monmouth, NJ


Cost Ranges:  $.5M – 20.2M