Pantel del Cueto & Associates LLC has developed an exceptional team of historic preservation professionals. With years of experience in preservation, we have successfully and consistently completed historic preservation projects for a wide clientele.
Take a look at a sampling of the reports and monographs and our historic preservation projects.
Links to reports and monographs available on the next page.
Over the past 40 years, our office has developed and implemented transdisciplinary projects focused on archaeological sites and historic properties. From precolombian periods through Spanish Colonial and contemporary archaeological sites, our teams have emphasized a methodological approach to understanding the nature and evolution of historical narratives in Puerto Rico and throughout the Caribbean. In addition to pure research, our office has been instrumental in the successful compliance of both Federal and Commonwealth laws regarding historic preservation compliance. Addressing the goals of both the private and the public sectors, our projects have served to assist the administrative procedures, which have allowed social development to progress without sacrificing the cultural heritage of the country, nor made the preservation of cultural heritage an impediment to development.
Our office has always been focused on the understanding of the means, methods, and materials of traditional architecture as a vehicle for the successful intervention into historic properties. Our projects have been recognized consistently through local, national, and international awards given to our architectural projects. Working with clients, conservation specialists, and master craftsmen, we recycle and repurpose historic properties to not only preserve their role in the collective memory of the culture but also provide efficient and visually satisfying projects.
The role of historical research in our projects is an essential part of our work process not only in providing cogent information about historic materials, chronological sequences, and other relevant data needed in both architecture and archaeology but equally important in confirming and/or refuting the written or graphical historical record. As an integral part of that which we identify as transdisciplinary (rather than multidisciplinary), it is important that the back-and-forth interaction of the disciplines allows a dynamic (rather than static) understanding of history.