FDBS has a great deal of experience with historic structures and properties. The firm has worked on a variety of historic projects, from complete historic restorations, to additive reuse and renovations. These projects including the preservation of 18th century colonial homes, Industrial Revolution era textile mills and Gilded Age mansions. Chris has previously worked for the Preservation Society of Newport County and also sat on the Newport Historic District Commission for 5 years. He currently sits on the jury for the Doris Duke Preservation Award given annually by the Newport Restoration Foundation (NRF).