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MCF has maintained a long tradition of sensitive – but transformational – interventions in historic buildings and sites, ranging from National Historic Landmarks to historic “signature” campus buildings. We endeavor to understand the existing building by gathering information on its history, original construction, later modifications, and uses over time.  Intervention in buildings with historic significance must look to the future, but must also be informed by the past.

Wilkinsburg Train Station


The Wilkinsburg Train Station scope of work includes the renovation of the two story train station, consisting of approximately 9,000 square feet of space. As a Historic Registered Landmark, the building is being restored within historically appropriate building guidelines. MCF initiated the work with a hand survey of the existing building and continued forward with a laser scan of the building and a topographical survey of the site.

TYPE  Restoration


SIZE  9,000 sqft.



Historic Restoration of Building Envelope
Historic Registered Landmark
Study of Rainwater Runoff
Authentic Plaster Detailing
Designation and Design of Parking Areas

Preservation Projects

Bentley Hall

Allegheny College

Originally constructed between 1820 and 1836, Bentley Hall is the signature structure on the Allegheny College campus and is one of the most significant historic academic buildings in Western Pennsylvania. While several minor renovations in recent years have updated portions of the building to modern standards and addressed deferred maintenance; the building has not undergone a substantial renovation since the 1920's.The building is listed in the National Register of Historic Places, and all of MCF's work will be completed in accordance with the Secretary of the Interior's Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties. 

TYPE  Restoration


SIZE  9,593 sqft.



National Register of Historic Places

Geothermal heating/cooling

Sensitive insertion of MEP systems

Detailed Exterior Masonry Treatment