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Adaptive Re-use & Historic Preservation

Sharing Private Art Collections & Cultural Landscapes

Sharing Private Art Collections & Cultural Landscapes

Personal collecting is story-telling through objects. The Essex Art Center’s development committee has created a new Donor Appreciation Event as a means to foster connection and collective consciousness by sharing personal and regional history among our core supporters: Donors and Board Members. This event is […]

Re-purposing Factories – ‘Dynamic Continuities’

Re-purposing Factories – ‘Dynamic Continuities’

Lawrence, MA – the location of Sorensen Partners’ first office – is one of the most important “Gateway Cities” to watch in the next decade. The city’s compact urban form straddling the Merrimack River, historic common bounded by civic buildings, adjacent retail “high street,” and […]

News – Evaluating & Conserving Historic Features

News – Evaluating & Conserving Historic Features

The Eagle-Tribune’s Yadira Betances covers the controversial dismantling of an iconic chimney in Lawrence, MA. Owners of historic buildings have important deceptions to make about their capital investments in historic features. Often owners are faced with a decision to spend money for a feature that […]

Conserving Modern-period Buildings

Conserving Modern-period Buildings

Marie S.A. Sorensen AIA contributed to the research and commentary for a recent feature article on Landmark College, a mid-century modern campus designed by renowned architect Edward Durell Stone in Putney, VT. “Tiny Landmark College Boasts a Campus Designed by Midcentury Master Edward Durell Stone” […]

Industrial Building & Site Re-use for Residential & Therapeutic Environments

Industrial Building & Site Re-use for Residential & Therapeutic Environments

Sorensen Partners is committed to advancing design and real estate strategies that promote the re-use of industrial buildings and sites. Addressing brownfield (contaminated) and obsolete industrial buildings and sites by finding compatible and economically viable new tenants and programs keeps urban areas compact and walkable […]

Industrial Building & Site Re-use for Civic, Cultural & Retail Environments

Industrial Building & Site Re-use for Civic, Cultural & Retail Environments

Sorensen Partners is committed to advancing design and real estate strategies that promote the re-use of industrial buildings and sites. Addressing brownfield (contaminated) and obsolete industrial buildings and sites by finding compatible and economically viable new tenants and programs keeps urban areas compact and walkable […]

Industrial Land Re-use for Production & Learning Environments

Industrial Land Re-use for Production & Learning Environments

Sorensen Partners is committed to advancing design and real estate strategies that promote the re-use of industrial buildings and sites. Addressing brownfield (contaminated) and obsolete industrial buildings and sites by finding compatible and economically viable new tenants and programs keeps urban areas compact and walkable […]

Structured Collaboration: Vermont’s Rural Modernism

Structured Collaboration: Vermont’s Rural Modernism

Marie S.A. Sorensen AIA spoke on Friday June 5 at the 2015 DOCOMOMO-US Annual Symposium in Minneapolis, MN – Modernism on the Prairie. Sorensen’s talk built on the 2014 two-day tour of Vermont she co-led with State Architectural Historian Devin Colman. This tour was covered by Amy Lilly, reporting for […]