Close up of metal fabrication on the outside of the Ruby Owl Taproom building restoration

Change of Use

When completing a new project in an existing building, municipality approval is required. A large portion of this is the determination of existing use (category) vs. the new use (category). Understanding these categories and their requirements is a skill architects develop through experience, and we have that experience. Some of the factors we determine during the change of use process are:

  • Existing occupancy
  • Occupant loading
  • Building construction type
  • Exiting
  • Accessibility
  • Fire suppression
  • Hazardous materials
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