Conservation Treatments

Historic conservation aims at sustaining the existence of a cultural property into the future, such as historic buildings, objects, and pieces of art. Conservation treatments are designed to mitigate the specific type and area of concern. They are remedial measures to minimize ongoing aging and deterioration, returning a property to the assumed original state, while maintaining its full integrity and being 100% reversible.

A conservation treatment plan may includes preliminary measures to protect and stabilize the building or object. Distinctive materials, including stone, decorative metals, architectural features, finishes, and elements of characteristic craftsmanship are always preserved. After careful evaluation and assessment of options, an appropriate level of intervention is determined. In cases where the level of deterioration requires repair or limited replacement, non-original materials are closely matched to the composition, design, color, and texture of the original. Chemical or physical treatments are as gentle as possible to achieve desired results, and protect the historic material.

We apply the highest standards to our conservation, restoration, and preservation work. Each treatment plan is designed to preserve inherent materials, aesthetics, and artistic intent. Proposed treatments are always a custom solution, tailored to the specific parameters of the project, climate, and the requirements of the client.