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Recently, our principal David Wessel talked with Kenneth Varner, president and chief executive officer of Cypress Lawn, to get his take on the role of historic structures in cemeteries.
Upon landing in Hong Kong on our way to Cambodia, I checked my email. Waiting for me was a message from the Cambodian Visa Department. My heart sunk; what could be wrong? I was sure my papers were in order and we were all set...
As a conservator, I started out conserving historic building materials and finishes, but that’s morphed into working with art and sculpture, too, like the murals in Coit Tower and the gypsum-and-latex door surrounds by Tom Otterness for the San Fra
I remember the first time I walked into David Ireland’s house, not long after the 500 Capp Street Foundation hired us to handle the conservation of this building that was also a major work of art by an amazing artist. I was immediately drawn in...
Preservation, Art, Architecture, and History. Articles from around the web, curated for your reading pleasure.
In an age when the tools of education such as books, notepads, and ballpoint pens are becoming obsolete, campus buildings are being reinvented, one by one […] So how should we approach preservation planning?
“He wanted the Capitol to rival the great palaces of Europe and to impress visitors, conveying the message that America had culturally come of age.”
"The idea of cooling a house in hot climates is nothing new—ancient Egypt used courtyards to promote air flow through buildings," says Jonathan Hogg…
Today, the vast majority of Gilded Age mansions aren’t being used as family homes, and very few are still owned by the original family.