adaptive reuse


: the renovation and reuse of pre-existing structures (such as warehouses) for new purposes
The City of Hillsboro is seeking qualified partners for the adaptive reuse of three buildings in the historic downtown core area.The Hillsboro (Oregon) Argus, 14 Sept. 2010

Word History

First Known Use

1973, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of adaptive reuse was in 1973

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“Adaptive reuse.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

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