GH2 provided complete architectural and engineering services for an exterior and interior rehabilitation of this two-story, historic structure that dates back to the turn of the century. The structure originally served as officer's housing at Historic Fort Reno, but was adapted through this project to serve as a visitors center. GH2 worked closely with the Historic Fort Reno staff and Board, as well as the United States Department of Agriculture, who owns and manages the property.
The goal of the exterior rehabilitation was to stop the deterioration of the building envelope and to stabilize the existing structure, which included historic window repair/replacement, repair and rehabilitation of exterior portland cement stucco, roof replacement and historic sheet metal repair. The goal of the interior rehabilitation/adaptive reuse project was to repair and restore historic elements, finishes and fixtures while allowing the facility to function as a visitor center and meeting facility. The new spaces include a reception lobby with counter, gallery, artifact exhibit space, offices, disabled accessible toilet facilities, and a multi-purpose meeting room.