Jeff Greene
AIC-PA
Executive Chairman & Founder
+1 212 244 2800

Jeff Greene is an artist, innovator, and the Executive Chairman and Founder of EverGreene Architectural Arts. His interests in history, public art and mankind’s use of ornament fueled his creation of a company devoted to the preservation of architectural legacy in communities throughout the nation. Under Jeff’s guidance, EverGreene has grown from the small painting studio it was in 1978, to one of the leading specialty contractors in the United States.

Jeff earned his BFA at the Art Institute of Chicago and received a Fresco Scholarship to the Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture. Formally educated as an artist and muralist, he has continued studying with aging masters across the globe. Today he is recognized as one of the country’s foremost experts in both traditional and innovative mural, ornamental plaster, and decorative finishes techniques. He has spearheaded EverGreene’s large-scale conservation, restoration, and new design work on national treasures such as the Chrysler Building, Radio City Music Hall, the Library of Congress, the U.S. Capitol Building, Grace Church, and King’s Theatre.

A Professional Associate of the American Institute for the Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (AIC), Jeff has served in leadership positions on art and preservation boards. He was President of the National Society of Mural Painters, a Board Member of the League of Historic American Theaters, and the Theatre Historical Society of America. Jeff was named as the 2011 recipient of the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art’s Arthur Ross Award for Artisanship, the 2014 New York Preservation League’s Pillar Award, and the 2017 Historic District Council’s Landmark Lion Award, in recognition of his contribution in the field of preservation. Jeff actively serves on the Association for Preservation Technology Board as Director-at-Large, Co-Chair Student Scholarships Committee.

An avid vintage car and musical instrument collector, Jeff is a bona fide musician who plays instruments from around the world in the band, TriBeCaStan.

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Awards

  • Holland Theatre
    May 10, 2021 Excellence in Construction
    Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC)
  • Tampa Theatre
    November 24, 2020 Honor Award
    American Institute of Architects (AIA) Cleveland
  • Cathedral of the Holy Cross
    October 15, 2020 Preservation Achievement Award
    Boston Preservation Allliance
  • Manhattan Surrogate Court-Ola Wilk
    Manhattan Surrogate's Court
    May 1, 2020 Lucy G. Moses Preservation Award
    New York Landmarks Conservancy
  • Cathedral of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus
    April 13, 2020 New Design & Construction (less than 30,000 square feet)
    Traditional Building Conference
  • Dickies Arena
    April 13, 2020 New Design & Construction
    Traditional Building Conference
  • Altria Theater
    February 5, 2020 Silver Honor - Interior Design Renovation
    International Design Awards
  • Allentown Civic Theatre after plaster and mural restoration
    Civic Theatre
    December 13, 2019 Award of Merit
    NJ Chapter of the American Institute of Architects
  • Cincinnati Music Hall
    Cincinnati Music Hall Revitalization
    October 4, 2019 Large: Honor Award
    American Institute of Architects (AIA) Pittsburgh
  • Santa Barbara Courthouse Mural Room Conservation
    July 4, 2019 Craftsmanship Award
    California Preservation Foundation
  • New Amsterdam Theatre
    June 18, 1997 Picture It Painted Professionally Award – Honorable Mention, Commercial Interior
    Painting and Decorating Contractors of America
  • Los Angeles Union Station
    May 20, 2019 Preservation Award
    Los Angeles Conservancy
  • Tampa Theatre Renovation
    May 21, 2019 AIA Florida/Caribbean Merit Award of Excellence for Historic Preservation & Restoration
    AIA Florida
  • Allentown Civic Theatre after plaster and mural restoration
    Civic Theatre
    May 15, 2019 Construction Project Award for Rehabilitation
    Preservation Pennsylvania
  • Pantages Theatre
    May 30, 2019 Valerie Sivinski Award
    Washington State Historic Preservation Officer (SHPO)
  • Pantages Theatre
    April 30, 2019 Award for Commercial Renovation
    City of Tacoma Landmarks Preservation Commission
  • Severance Hall
    February 2, 2001 National Preservation Honor Award
    National Trust for Historic Preservation
  • lobby after ceiling plaster restoration
    Ohio Theatre, George Gund Foundation Lobby
    January 1, 2017 State Historic Preservation Office Awards - Ohio History Connection
    State Historic Preservation Office
  • Old Executive Office Building, Secretary of the Navy's Office
    January 1, 1987 Excellence in Preservation of Historic Architecture
    AIA Washington, DC Chapter
  • Library of Congress
    January 1, 1994 Picture It Painted Professionally Award
    Painting & Decorating Contractors of America
  • Plum Street Temple
    January 1, 1996 Preservation Award
    Cincinnati Preservation Society
  • Plum Street Temple
    January 1, 1996 Third Annual Award
    Victorian Society of America
  • Plum Street Temple
    January 1, 1996 National Preservation Honor Award
    National Trust for Historic Preservation
  • House of Representatives, Kansas State Capitol
    January 1, 1999 Preservation Award
    Kansas Preservation Alliance
  • St. Peter's Church
    January 1, 2002 Restoration Award
    American Institute of Architecture (AIA) Interfaith Forum on Religious Art & Architecture
  • St. Peter's Church
    January 1, 2002 Design Award for Outstanding Achievement
    California Preservation Foundation
  • Brooklyn Tabernacle
    January 1, 2003 Lucy G. Moses Preservation Award
    New York Landmarks Conservancy
  • Biltmore Theatre
    January 1, 2004 Best of 2004 Rehabilitation Award of Merit
    New York Construction News/McGraw Hill
  • Biltmore Theatre
    January 1, 2004 Masterworks Award for Outstanding Commercial Restoration Project
    Municipal Art Society of New York
  • decorative plaster after conservationwomen's gallery
    Eldridge Street Synagogue
    January 1, 2007 Project Achievement
    New York State Historic Preservation Award
  • ornamental plaster after restoration
    Balboa Theatre
    January 1, 2008 “A Star is Reborn” People in Preservation Award
    Save Our Heritage Organization
  • ornamental plaster after restoration
    Balboa Theatre
    January 1, 2008 46th Annual Alonzo Award
    Downtown San Diego Partnership
  • ornamental plaster after restoration
    Balboa Theatre
    January 1, 2008 Orchid Award
    San Diego Architectural Foundation
  • ornamental plaster after restoration
    Balboa Theatre
    January 1, 2008 Restoration Award
    Contract Interiors
  • decorative plaster after conservationwomen's gallery
    Eldridge Street Synagogue
    January 1, 2008 Best Historic Restoration
    Municipal Arts Society Masterworks Award
  • decorative plaster after conservationwomen's gallery
    Eldridge Street Synagogue
    January 1, 2008 Honor Award
    National Trust for Historic Preservation
  • decorative plaster after conservationwomen's gallery
    Eldridge Street Synagogue
    January 1, 2008 Lucy G. Moses Preservation Award
    New York Landmarks Conservancy
  • decorative plaster after conservationwomen's gallery
    Eldridge Street Synagogue
    January 1, 2008 Excellence in Historic Preservation
    The Preservation League of New York
  • Granada Theater
    January 1, 2011 Merit Award for Architecture
    American Institute of Architects, California Council
  • 5 Beekman Hotel & Residences
    January 1, 2017 Lucy G. Moses Preservation Award
    New York Landmarks Conservancy
  • Private Club - Dining Room Ceiling
    January 1, 2018 Lucy G. Moses Preservation Award
    New York Landmarks Conservancy
  • Old Executive Office Building, Washington, DC
    January 1, 2012 Excellence in Historic Preservation Chairman’s Award
    Advisory Council on Historic Preservation
  • Santa Barbara County Courthouse Murals
    September 6, 2018 Governor's Historic Preservation Award
    California Office of Historic Preservation (OHP) and California State Parks
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Projects

Mississippi County Courthouse
Los Angeles City Hall Board of Public Works
Private Club Main Dining Room Ceiling
St. George Theatre, Paint Study
Long Island Private Residence
Dura-Europos Synagogue
10 Rockefeller Plaza Mural
Albany County Courthouse
Michigan Central Station
Thomaston Opera House
First National Center - Great Banking Hall
30 Rockefeller Center Murals
El Museo del Barrio
Christ Church, United Methodist
Dime Savings Bank of New York
The Monroe Abbey
National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame
Planet Word Museum
Dwight Hall Chapel
Embassy Theatre, Lewiston
Embassy Theatre, New York City
Winter Garden Theatre
The Stanley Theatre
Boardwalk Hall
Illinois State Capitol—House & Senate Chambers
Akron Civic Theatre
Mill Basin Private Residence
Mercy Housing Mural
Warner Theatre, Torrington
Rylander Theatre
Fox Theatre, Tucson
Mount Baker Theatre
Cutler Majestic Theater
Manhattan Surrogate’s Court
Bucks County Playhouse
Luzerne County Courthouse
Palace Theatre, Stamford
Al Ringling Theatre
Issac M. Wise Temple
Dallas Fair Park
Hudson County Courthouse
Broadmoor Hotel Bar Murals
Folly Theater
Belasco Theatre
The Lyric Theatre, New York City
Bass Performance Hall
Bethesda Theatre
St. Paul the Apostle
Unitarian South Church
Cathedral of St. Patrick
Vermont State Capitol
Oregon State Capitol
Lerner Theatre
Colonial Theatre, Pittsfield
Castro Theatre, Study
Golden State Theatre
The Bob Hope (Fox) Theatre
Granada Theatre
U.S. Capitol Hall of Columns
Paramount Theatre at Emerson College
Samuel J. Friedman Theatre
New Hampshire State Capitol
Fox Theatre, Oakland
Brooklyn Tabernacle
Alabama Theatre
Dickies Arena North Facade
Holland Theatre
Cincinnati Music Hall
Temple Emanu-El
Asolo Theatre
Alameda Theater San Antonio
Times Square Church
Parkway Theatre
Iowa State Capitol
United Palace
Hudson Theatre
New Amsterdam Theatre
Michigan State Capitol
Columbus Palace Theatre
St. Mary's Church, Columbus
Greensburg Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament
Cathedral Of The Holy Cross
Civic Theatre, Allentown
Tampa Theatre
Essex County Courthouse
Tacoma Pantages Theatre
Belding Theater
Blue Room at Roosevelt House
Curran Theatre
Alameda Theatre & Cineplex
Village East Cinema
Hollywood Pantages Theatre
Severance Hall
Richard Rodgers Theatre
Nashville Reformed Temple
Atlas Statue
Gardiner W. Spring Auditorium
Kansas State Capitol House & Senate Chambers
Lyric Theatre
Cathedral of Christ the Light
Cathedral Of Christ The Light
Cathedral of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus
Wilshire Boulevard Temple
Beekman Hotel & Residences
140 New Montgomery
Santa Barbara County Courthouse Murals
St. Peter’s Church
Thurgood Marshall U.S. Courthouse
U.S. Capitol Murals
Visitation Catholic Church
George Gund Foundation Lobby
Secretary Of The Navy Office
St. Turibius Chapel at the Pontifical College Josephinum
Proctor's Theatre
Grand Opera House, Meridian
The Portsmouth Music Hall
Saenger Theatre
Sts. Anne & Joachim Catholic Church
Kansas State Capitol
Russian Lounge
Kentucky State Capitol Rotunda
King Street Station
Acoustic Tile Restoration
Milton and Tamar Maltz Performing Arts Center
Clemens Center For Performing Arts
St. Joseph's Co-Cathedral
Eldridge Street Synagogue
Fox Theater, Spokane
Historic Academy of Music Theatre
Altria Theater
Balboa Theatre
Boston Opera House
Bronx County Courthouse
Library Of Congress