Preserving our History
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This project, Preserving our History, focuses on the integration of green design strategies, energy efficient design and historical preservation for the purpose of restoring neighborhoods within our city limits. Historic preservation has been on the rise in recent years as a means to embrace the deep and rich heritage of a place. By integrating green design strategies and energy efficient design into the practice of historic preservation, the lifespan of a building can be extended. By preserving these buildings, life is brought back to the site, allowing historic preservation to act as a catalyst for the rehabilitation of surrounding neighborhoods. The project presents itself as an adaptive reuse venture and mixed-use building in Miles City, Montana. It focuses on the preservation of the decrepit Pacific Northern Railway station along Pacific Avenue and how it may inspire the rehabilitation of the surrounding neighborhood.