Preservation Services

Coquina construction
Coquina capital, US Post Office (Walker, 1933), Fort Myers, Florida

Atlanta Preservation and Planning Services (APPS) Principal Laura Drummond has been studying, working, and teaching in the field of heritage preservation for more than thirteen years, and has acquired a broad range of experience surveying, researching, and evaluating historic buildings and districts.

Dedicated to understanding the unique needs of each client’s project, she works closely with communities and individuals to identify and document their significant historic resources so that the properties can be preserved, revitalized, and adapted for modern uses while retaining their unique historic character.

APPS offers the following preservation services:

  • Historic Resource Surveys
  • National Register Nominations
  • Historic Structure Reports
  • Conditions Assessment Reports and Maintenance Plans
  • Preservation Plans
  • Architectural Evaluations/Building Chronologies
  • Interpretive Plans

Specialized Digital Historic Resource Survey Tools

Previous surveys have provided APPS with a wealth of experience, and the opportunity to generate historic resource survey tools and procedures that ensure a quality product in full compliance with the requirements of the State of Georgia’s Historic Preservation Division, and the state’s online database, the Georgia Natural, Archaeological, and Historic Resources Geographic Information System (GNAHRGIS).

APPS has developed a set of custom digital tools to streamline the data development process and ensure highly accurate products.  These tools consist of a data input spreadsheet with data validation controls; a custom database using state-prescribed formats; and Geographic Information System datasets to analyze and map survey results.