Adaptive Reuse in Commercial Real Estate

Adaptive Reuse in Commercial Real Estate

At Varisco Design Build Group, we specialize in adaptive reuse in commercial real estate. Our mission is to transform old and underutilized properties into thriving, modern spaces that meet the needs of businesses and communities alike. With our innovative approach, we bring new life to neglected properties, revitalizing neighborhoods, and creating exceptional value for our clients.

Varisco Design Build Group
Adaptive Reuse Project

Varisco Design Build Group portfolio showcases a wide range of successful adaptive reuse projects. We are thrilled to share with you our latest adaptive reuse project – a remarkable 150,000 SF, three-story medical and assisted living plaza tenant improvement endeavor right in the heart of downtown Los Angeles. We couldn’t be more excited about this venture, as it involves transforming the iconic Shriners Hospital building, which holds a special place in history. Our main goal is to create a modern and highly efficient space that beautifully caters to the needs of both medical and assisted living services.

Read coverage about this project in Urbanize Los Angeles

Our Adaptive Reuse Service Focuses on

Cost Effectiveness:

 We believe in delivering high-quality adaptive reuse solutions that are cost-effective and help maximize your return on investment.

Functional and Operational Requirements:

Our designs prioritize functionality and operational efficiency to ensure your space meets its intended purpose.


We create adaptable spaces that can accommodate future changes and evolving needs, providing you with long-term flexibility.

Technical Connectivity:

Our adaptive reuse solutions integrate modern technology to ensure seamless connectivity and support your business operations.

Security and Safety:

Safety is paramount in our designs, and we implement the latest security measures to protect your property and occupants.


Why Choose Varisco Design Build Group

Your Partner in Transformative Real Estate

Expertise in Adaptive Reuse

With years of experience, our team possesses a deep understanding of adaptive reuse strategies, enabling us to deliver transformative results.

Tailored Solutions

We listen to your unique requirements, tailoring our services to suit your business goals and aspirations.

Sustainability Matters

Embracing eco-friendly practices, we create spaces that align with your values and resonate with the community.

Proven Track Record

Our portfolio boasts successful projects that stand as a testament to our commitment to excellence.

Customer-Centric Approach

Your satisfaction is our priority, and we go above and beyond to ensure a seamless and enjoyable partnership.

The Benefits of Adaptive Reuse for Investors


Adaptive reuse offers a budget-friendly alternative for investors. Renovating existing structures saves on foundation and framing costs, allowing funds to be allocated to enhancing unique features.

Shorter Development Timelines

Compared to ground-up construction, adaptive reuse projects have quicker development timelines. The existing structure provides a solid foundation, reducing construction time and enabling faster returns for investors.

Increased Property Value

Renovating and preserving buildings enhances property value, contributing to overall appeal and market desirability.

Old Charm and Character

Adaptive reuse retains a building’s old charm and character, adding an emotional element that modern buildings might lack, making the property more desirable.

Community Engagement

Revitalizing existing structures positively impacts the community, aligning with local preservation efforts and fostering goodwill among residents, businesses, and authorities.

Reduced Regulatory Hurdles

Adaptive reuse projects may face fewer regulatory hurdles compared to new constructions, streamlining the approval process.

Diverse Investment Opportunities

Adaptive reuse opens doors to various investment opportunities, allowing investors to leverage creativity for unique projects that align with their vision.

Higher ROI Potential

Lower upfront costs, shorter development timelines, and increased property value contribute to a higher potential return on investment for adaptive reuse projects.

Attractive Rental Income

Unique spaces created through adaptive reuse attract tenants willing to pay higher rental rates, enhancing the property’s rental income potential.

Environmental Benefits

Adaptive reuse aligns with sustainable development by reusing existing resources, reducing environmental impact compared to new construction. Investors can contribute to eco-friendly initiatives while enjoying financial benefits.

Discover the Power of Adaptive Reuse
with Varisco Design Build Group

Watch our video to learn more about the power of adaptive reuse and how it can benefit your commercial real estate projects. See real-life examples of our successful transformations and the positive impact they have made.

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frequently asked questions

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Adaptive reuse goes beyond conventional renovation by focusing on repurposing existing structures for functions different from their original purpose. Renovation typically involves improving or updating a building without necessarily changing its intended use, while adaptive reuse gives new life to the space.

The primary goal of adaptive reuse is to transform existing structures in a sustainable manner, contributing to economic growth and cultural preservation. By repurposing buildings, adaptive reuse aims to minimize waste, promote cost-efficiency, and create functional spaces that harmonize with their surroundings.

In healthcare, adaptive reuse involves repurposing existing structures, such as old factories or warehouses, to accommodate medical facilities. This approach helps meet the growing demand for healthcare spaces by utilizing existing structures, often resulting in cost savings and faster implementation of medical facilities in underserved areas.

Adaptive reuse is environmentally beneficial as it reduces the need for new construction, minimizing the associated environmental impact. By repurposing existing structures, adaptive reuse conserves resources, lowers energy consumption, and contributes to sustainable development practices, making it a key player in the broader effort to address environmental concerns.


Our clients love what we do! Here are some testimonials from satisfied clients who have experienced the magic of Adaptive Reuse with Varisco Design Build Group.

Robert made the entire process of remodeling my 3,000 square-foot medical office much easier. His attention to detail allowed me to focus on seeing patients and not having to deal with the headache of construction. He is very easy to work with and accommodating. He has great insight as to the location of exam rooms and fixtures. He designed my office to be very functional keeping with a good workflow. He took care of all the city permits and dealt with bidding various subcontractors. I have received numerous compliments from patients regarding the quality of the work, choice of interior colors, and finishes. I have recommended Robert to my colleagues.

Dan LaClient

I have been working with Robert Varisco of Varisco Design Build Group for a decade. Robert is the most innovative architectural designer that I have met in his field! He approaches each project with enthusiasm and renewed innovation geared specifically to the needs of the client. Robert is also very flexible. I have met architects in the past who really take personal offense if one of their ideas is not immediately accepted. Robert will work tirelessly to understand specifically what change may be required to more perfectly meet the needs of his clientele, always with an open and comfortable interchange with all involved with the project. With Varisco Design Build Company, clients can be assured that they will have a cohesive project from onset to completion as all parties are working toward a common goal for the client: to bring in the very best possible project , in the most reasonable time frame , with respect for the given budget.

Beverly StadlerClient

I am the Practice Manager for Dr. Emily Rekuc , owner of Caring for Women in La Quinta, Ca. I had the great pleasure of overseeing our build out and the entire team at Varisco Design Build Group was amazing! We had minimal knowledge about how to best use our space for an OB/GYN office. We knew the basics like exam rooms, reception area, waiting room etc., but Robert Varisco really made our new space come to life! He designed a functional office with a wonderful workflow, maximizing every square inch of the space. They worked within our budget, took care of all the detail work to save us time, and completed the project well within the promised "finished" date. The subcontractors they used were professional, clean, and did exceptional work. We felt like we were in good hands from start to finish. Very professional, communicative, and quality driven. We would highly recommend Varisco Design and Build Group for any project.

Marcie WaggonerClient

I've had the pleasure of working with Robert for over 10 years. His designs are beautiful with much attention paid to the details. As an architectural photographer I find his work inspirational and creative and just a joy to shoot. I would highly recommend him.

Martin KingClient

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