Historic buildings are a true treasure and we share your passion with the desire to restore, preserve and retain the original architectural form and memories they hold for generations to enjoy. The variety of these factors requires an engineer that is up to the challenge of designing renovations or repairs to existing buildings while maintaining their historic character. Tobias & West has extensive knowledge to help you contribute to the significance of your home’s historic heritage by assessing its physical condition, proposed use and structural code requirements.
Tobias & West approach these projects armed with experience, knowledge of the building codes and a willingness to work within the constraints the building offers. We have worked with a variety of historic buildings including the Hibernian Society Building, the Kerrison Building and the Davidson Building in Charleston, SC as well as the former Shireys on Main Building in downtown Lexington, SC. Our experience and knowledge of the International Building Code and the International Existing Building Code allows us the ability to provide a design that is safe for you and meets the intent of the codes. Given the flexibility of the design team, we are confident in finding a solution that works, no matter how daunting the task you have chosen to undertake seems.