Investigation, Testing & Analysis

For historic buildings that have undergone renovations or modernizations the starting point is conducting historic finishes investigations and surveys that will help  reveal the original color palette and ornament. Uncovering hidden colors and ornament often informs how the new design proceeds. Deliverables may include an illustrated report of the findings.

We offer material testing and analysis to characterize and understand conditions and help inform and direct conservation treatments. Testing and analysis can be part of a larger condition assessment, or a stand-alone investigation. It enables identification of materials and their sub-components, documents conditions, and helps explain causes of deterioration. Our conservation labs allow our team to devise testing programs as well as implement analysis.