Feldman’s Pro-Bono 3d Laser Scanning Program. Scanning Historic Boston

In addition to all services listed on our deliverables page, we realized that our firm’s expertise in 3d laser scanning could also be the best-applied method for recording buildings and landscapes for historic preservation. Since many of our great city’s architectural treasures are managed by non-profits or government and their budgets are completely devoted to maintenance and capital improvements, we decided to launch our pro-bono program: Feldman Land Surveyors – Scanning Historic Boston.

Cambridge Multicultural Arts Center

Cambridge Multicultural Arts Center

At Feldman, we’re particularly proud to give back to Boston’s rich history, especially in a manner that encourages stewardship of our city’s most loved buildings. So we decided to scan one or two historically significant structures each year; provide the data to the respective property managers; and archive the collected data to record a highly accurate, permanent 3D model of each survey subject.

Since 2008, Scanning Historic Boston has provided 3d laser scans to qualifying properties in the greater metropolitan area, and it has been met with extreme enthusiasm by everyone who understands the importance of historic preservation. Then, if anything were to happen to any of these buildings, the city possesses the data to reconstruct them brick by brick, plank by plank, window by window from the ground up!

Paul Revere House

Paul Revere House

There have already been instances where architects engaged in design improvements were able to access our data and consequently begin their on-site work. In other situations, we were able to retrieve collected data and perform drafting and supplemental surveys to assist property managers and executive directors.