Historic Preservation Architect to Lead Local Growth and Expansion

Online PR News – 13-July-2020 – Philadelphia, PA – Carl Dress, AIA has been tapped to lead the Philadelphia office of Chicago-based architectural and structural engineering firm Klein & Hoffman. Dress was most recently with Heritage Design Collaborative in Media, Pennsylvania, a firm he co-founded. Dress is a historic preservation expert charged with growing the Klein & Hoffman presence in Philadelphia.

Dress, who serves as co-chair of AIA Philadelphia, Historic Preservation Committee and adjunct professor at Thomas Jefferson University, has more than 25 years of residential design, historic preservation and adaptive reuse to broaden the firm's scope of work. 
"Klein & Hoffman has a long history with Philadelphia, and I look forward to building a strong team to preserve Philadelphia's history and its structures," says Dress. 

Dress is currently leading a plaza repair project at Penn’s Square Landing and façade restoration projects at Overbook Presbyterian Church and Church of the Holy Trinity. Both churches date back to the mid 1800’s. Most recently, Dress completed the award-winning restoration of the East Park Canoe House on Philadelphia’s Boathouse Row.

“Carl is an excellent addition to the Klein & Hoffman culture and will be able to help us expand our Philadelphia office,” says CEO Homa Ghaemi. “His experience in adaptive reuse and historical preservation aligns with the mission and goals of the company. Knowledge of the city and its history will not only help identify the ideal projects but also develop staff to execute them.” 

Founded in 1953, structural engineering and architecture firm Klein & Hoffman, delivers consistently exceptional results. The firm is known for its work in historic preservation and new-build construction. Whether restoring the façade of a historic building, replacing the windows of a condominium, removing columns to open up a floor plan, or repairing a parking garage or an outdoor plaza, Klein & Hoffman is counted on to deliver every time.