Historical Preservation Architect

Experienced Preservation Architects

Melotte, Morse, Leonatti, Parker, Ltd. is a leading firm in the field of Historic Preservation and Adaptive Reuse. For forty years, MMLP has provided restoration, adaptive reuse, and renovation design for historic properties throughout Illinois.

MMLP has been preservation architect-of-record for many significant buildings in Springfield, Illinois’, including entire blocks in the Springfield Downtown Historic District. The firm and its principals have been and continue to be involved in the creative reuse and restoration of Illinois’ built heritage, both in Springfield and in Central Illinois. We have provided historic preservation services for nineteen properties listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Our projects include the New and Old Illinois State Capital Buildings; the Frank Lloyd Wright designed Dana-Thomas House; Brinkerhoff House; Havana’s historic Water Tower: Mt. Pulaski’s Historic Courthouse; The Black Farmstead and Lee-Baker Hodges House in Greene County, Illinois, just to name a few. MMLP also continues to be an advocate of downtown as a civic and business center, recognizing the efficiencies gained by denser land use, reuse of existing infrastructure, and understanding that a vibrant city center is the lynchpin to economic growth and cultural strength.

Our expert team has extensive experience applying sustainable design solutions and utilizes state-of-the-art preservation technology to culturally significant buildings and environments. We work to preserve the fabric of historic buildings to promote neighborhood vitality, a thriving economy, cultural and artistic enrichment, and environmental sustainability.