Community Heritage Partners is an architectural, urban design, and planning practice working on Urban Regeneration.
Along with Community Design Works, our property development and management company, we design the spatial, social, environmental, and economic aspects (particulars) of property development, to ensure positive continuity and improvement from past toward future.
Since our 1985 founding, we have drawn on architecture, planning, urban design, historic preservation, and real estate strategies to craft (assemble) practical and innovative design solutions, and to find new active uses for under-utilized properties and older buildings. Our solutions regenerate older places and build new future spaces for living, working, learning, and growing.
We devise and direct the specifics of bolts and bricks needed to produce buildings and spaces for people, but the real fruits of our work are the larger place-results into which we design our vital (key) puzzle-parts to fit:
Places, Experiences, and Environments are the goals toward which we design.
Places like Neighborhoods, Downtowns and other Districts, Market Places, Meeting Spaces, and Dwelling Places;
Experiences like Wellness, Community Engagement and Participation, Daily Labor, Lifelong Learning, Art Expressions and Performances, Broadened Understanding of our World, Our Past and Our Future;
Environments like Civic and Personal, Community and Privacy, Natural Places, Built-Spaces, Sense of Place and Orientation.
For more than 30 years, the firm has successfully undertaken and completed projects across the American eastern seaboard, ranging from Charleston, South Carolina to Portland, Maine. From underground ductwork to stop below-sea-level moisture deterioration and stabilize an historic cathedral, to urban development plans for a new food and farmers market district in a central downtown; from the small-scale repair and renovation of older houses, to the rebuilding of older commercial districts, our work always addresses the technical, aesthetic, economic, and community engagement challenges that mark the difference between old places left behind and places regenerating where new life and investment are growing a brighter future.