Our Design team guides your project from conceptualization to implementation, staying on track with schedule and budget while achieving the desired outcomes.

Investigation, Testing & Analysis
For historic buildings that have undergone renovations or modernizations the starting point is often a survey and historic finishes investigations that will help understand the original color palette and ornament. Uncovering hidden artwork often informs the direction of new design. Deliverables may include an illustrated report of the findings.

Concept Design
It’s about your vision and to tell your story. We produce sketches and samples, provide estimates, and advise on design. Collaboratively, we develop concepts for complex architectural elements such as domes and integrated architectural spaces. We create conceptual design in a variety of formats  from 3D digital renders and traditional watercolor renderings. Our artists and craftspeople start developing art, architectural ornament, and sculpture in line with the overall design vision, including:

Design Development
Now we take care of all the details. Our studio artists work by hand and with a variety of CAD and 3D modeling programs to create mockups and maquettes. Shop drawings, completed by an architectural designer with training in classical ornament, will precisely detail every aspect for fabrication and installation.

Many projects involve work in our Brooklyn-based Mural, Design and Plaster Studios as well as onsite in the field. We strive for efficiencies that allow us to execute design elements—replicated ornament, murals, plaster—while concurrently working in the field. By reducing time on-site, scaffold rental time is limited which maximizes project budgets. In the studio, artists will fabricate stencils, plaster ornament, murals on canvas, and other specialty finishes. In the field, an experienced foreman will lead a crew of skilled craftsmen to complete your project.