|Claybaugh Preservation Architecture Inc (CPAi), founded in 1989, provides outstanding architectural and technical services for owners and managers of historic sites. CPAi also provides consulting services to design professionals, and training for historic preservation professionals and laypeople. Principal Robert J. Claybaugh AIA has extensive experience with preservation projects and a commitment to preserving our built environment.|
CPAi believes that building preservation is best accomplished using a team approach. The client becomes an important member of the team and is involved in the decision making process. With historic properties, the Secretary of the Interior's Standards are followed. With any project, Robert Claybaugh works closely with the client in developing a suitable plan to preserve, rehabilitate or the restore the building or site.
Robert Claybaugh has worked to preserve schools, colleges, churches, courthouses, and other public buildings in the Midwest. His involvement has ranged from historic research at the inception of the project to providing contract documents and construction observation when the work is underway. Working with the client, CPAi will develop an appropriate scope of work for preservation projects of any size and budget.
Robert Claybaugh has practiced architecture for 40 years, specializing in historic preservation projects. He has developed restoration programs for numerous National Historic Sites, State Historic Sites and National Register Properties. He has provided design assistance, training and design guidelines for building renovations in Main Street communities. Robert Claybaugh has served on the Kansas City, Missouri, Landmarks and Planning Commissions, as a board member of the Preservation Alliance of Minnesota and chair of the Taylors Falls Economic Development Commission.. He is currently involved with the Minnesota Design Team and is the chair of the State National Register Review Board.