Our creative team takes your vision and guides projects from conceptualization to implementation. During the process we help stay on track with schedules and budgets, always focusing on achieving desired outcomes. As a single-source provider, designers and artists collaborate with conservation experts, allowing preservation science to be woven into each stage of the project.
Investigation, Testing & Analysis
For historic buildings that have undergone renovations or modernizations, a survey and historic finishes investigations is often the starting point that helps understand the original color palette and ornament. Revealing hidden art and decorative motifs can inform the direction of new design campaigns. Deliverables may include an illustrated report of findings that can act as a reference.
It’s about telling your story. Our artists and craftspeople develop art, architectural ornament, and sculpture in line with the overall design vision. We produce sketches and samples, provide estimates, and offer expert advice. Collaboratively, we create concepts for complex architectural elements, such as domes, and integrated architectural spaces. These conceptual designs are made in a variety of formats from 3D to traditional watercolor renderings.
Many projects involve work in our Brooklyn-based studios as well as onsite. In the studio, artists will fabricate stencils, plaster ornament, murals on canvas, and other specialty finishes while an experienced foreman will lead a crew of skilled craftspeople to implement and complete the work in the field. We realize efficiencies by reducing onsite time, minimizing the need for scaffolding, and optimizing within project budgets.