As an autonomous practice, we seek projects which have causes attached to them. These causes directly affect people and therefore the architectural ramifications, which thereby occur. The use of historic references is a means of discovery for causes and the reasoning for project selection. Our practice summarizes these causes under the umbrella of radical preservation. Radical preservation is a method of reversal from the known state of restoration into an active mode for constant renewal of architectural objectives and constructions within contexts of differing scales. These contexts and the associated causes fundamentally transform the conditions of existing structures into ever-changing states of radical preservation.