Sutherland Conservation & Consulting (SCC) is a specialized team of architectural historians and preservation consultants providing services for commercial, non-profit and governmental clients, as well as historic homeowners. Our cross disciplinary expertise includes architectural history and preservation consulting, architectural design, federal, state and local preservation regulations, preservation trades and architectural conservation. We are committed to efficiently serving our clients through quality historic research and documentation, and facilitation of goals through effective communication and creative problem solving.
NOTABLE PROJECTElm Terrace receives a 2013 noteworthy project designation from Maine Historic Preservation Commission and is certified LEED Platinum.
The historic Children's Hospital (now called Elm Terrace) was designed by architect Frederick A. Tompson and constructed in 1909 as an addition to the Mussey Mansion, which had been converted from private home to hospital for children. Eventually, the adjoining mansion was demolished, leaving only the Children's Hospital addition behind. In the 1960s, the building was sold to the University of Maine and housed the law school until 2010 at which time the building became vacant.
Before the rehabilitation, the building was in a state of disrepair with many unsympathetic changes to the interior spaces. Community Housing of Maine took on the challenge of rehabilitating the historic building for housing and with CWS Architects, designed a compatible addition to provide additional units at the corner of High and Danforth Streets. Sutherland Conservation & Consulting worked as part of the design team and wrote the historic tax credit applications for the project. In addition, SCC wrote the National Register Nomination to qualify the building for the historic tax credit program.