Building Improvement File
8-1/2" x 11", 16 sheets in loose-leaf folder, National Trust Main Street Center, $30.
Gather your design team to review the basic elements of downtown architectural traditions, develop a shared design vocabulary, and an understanding of what is unique and worth saving in your community.
The sheets discuss and illustrate the design and structural elements of typical commercial buildings, building materials, masonry cleaning, painting, energy conservation, infill construction as well as low-cost, effective design improvements and maintenance for signs, windows, doors, awnings, rear entrances, upper facades, and cornices.
Table of Contents
- Keeping up Appearances
- The Main Street Architectural Tradition
- The Traditional Facade
- Facade Change as Evolution
- Architectural Variety
- Storefront Design
- Window Displays
- Awning and Canopies
- Rear Entrances
- Upper Facade and Building Cornice
- Historic Architectural Decoration
- Masonry Cleaning
- Painting your Building
- Energy Conservation
- New Infill Construction
Your Guarantee of Satisfaction
Building Improvement File is guaranteed. If you are not 100% satisfied, you may return it within 30 days for a full refund.
About the Authors
Building Improvement File was written by a team of experts from the National Main Street Center in Washington, D.C.