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Historic Buildings

Historic buildings highlight a community’s character and offer a glimpse into its foundation. Adapting these spaces for modern use preserves the building’s historic significance while ensuring the building will remain as an icon in the community.


With more than 30 years of mechanical, electrical and plumbing (MEP) design experience, Dialectic recognizes the challenges of historical building developments. And since we’ve worked in a wide range of industries, we have the insight to perform site analysis and design for tenants ranging from grocers to clinics and everything in between. Licensed in all 50 states and D.C., Dialectic can create designs that fit any historical building across the country. 

Our designs integrate technologies into a space seamlessly and invisibly, while preserving a historic building’s character. Our work exceeds expectations and paves the way for efficient use, easy maintenance and memorable experiences.

Custom Design

Our experienced MEP engineers design essential building systems to blend in with the classic look of historical buildings. Let historic architecture shine with discrete building systems behind the scenes, creating a show-stopping environment.

Energy Efficiency

Historic buildings often have higher energy costs due to their age and scale. Our tailored systems are designed to optimize performance while reducing costs for the building owners.

Success Story: The Capital Grille

JKRP Architects called on Dialectic to solve a plethora of unique challenges as The Capital Grille moved to a new location in Kansas City’s Country Club Plaza district. The 100-year old building previously housed a retail location, requiring significant renovations. The new design featured two kitchens on different levels of the building, bringing another level of complexity to the project. Consistent communication led to proactive planning and quick resolutions to deliver a world-class customer experience.

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Licensed in All 50 States