RESTORATION

For those of us with a passion for architecture and a reverence for good design, conscientious restoration is assumed as a joyful responsibility. It is a noble undertaking to preserve the integrity of the buildings loved by us, and so many before us, for future generations.

If you find that a certain detail from your building is missing or damaged, we can re-create that element by making a mold of one of the remaining like-pieces. This restoration process involves taking off the many layers of old paint, resculpting broken or missing elements, making a new rubber mold, then casting as many pieces as you need to complete your project. We are well-accustomed to working within the scaffolding and scheduling constraints of our contractor friends, and encourage you to get a good jump on planning for the ornamental repairs. The more lead-time the better on these projects, for the more time we have to restore a piece, the more detailed and beautiful we can make it.

This work is usually, and most efficiently, done in the studio; however, at times ornaments simply cannot be removed. In these situations a mold must be made on-site, and we are highly skilled in doing so.

Featured here are just a few examples of the many ornaments which have been lovingly and painstakingly restored.

before
Hotel Majestic, ca. 1950
after
Hotel Majestic, ca. 1984
before
Hayes Street Girgoyle, Before
after
Hayes Street Girgoyle, After