The renovation of the historical Cass Courthouse required extensive investigation of the existing structure. Originally built in 1897, the courthouse needed to be brought up to current building codes, including handicap accessibility through the installation of a central elevator. Keeping the historical and structural integrity of the building intact while literally cutting a hole through the middle of the courthouse proved to be a major challenge. This was made even more difficult because the building needed to stay open and operating through the course of construction. The logistics in coordinating vendors, material suppliers, tradespeople and the staff and officials who worked at the courthouse was a daunting challenge, but one we accomplished well.