Our studious technique and generations-old skills are infused with modern technologies and an intimate, hands-on approach to plaster conservation. Our high level of proficiency in custom fabrication and respect for the basics means we can work with a wide range of materials in plaster preservation.
Calgary’s Historic City Hall is an architecturally significant civic building and a National, Provincial and Municipal Heritage Resource. Opened in 1911, the building embodies the Richardsonian Romanesque style and is one of the few remaining sandstone buildings of this scale in Alberta.
With a staff of dedicated professionals and a network of specialty vendors, artisans and consultants, Christman's Historic Preservation Group is respected as one of the country’s most sought-after historic preservation and restoration teams. We understand the balance that must be achieved between historic preservation, modern functionality and cost.
Through our Life 52® holistic approach, we help architects, engineers, and structure owners with long-term durability planning & predictive service life modeling for critical infrastructure 52 weeks a year. Life 52® is an acronym for our service offerings which includes Laboratory, Inspection, Field Services, and Engineered Design.
Since 1978, EverGreene Architectural Arts has provided award-winning design and fabrication, conservation and restoration services for many for the world’s most significant buildings and objects. In 2018 we expanded our historic conservation practice by acquiring Conservation Solutions. From historic landmarks to contemporary built environments, we honor the craftsmanship of traditional trades, the art and science that inform historic preservation and restoration, as well as the innovative and creative landscape of new construction.
Parks Canada is an agency of the Government of Canada mandated to protect and present nationally significant examples of Canada's natural and cultural heritage, and foster public understanding, appreciation, and enjoyment in ways that ensure their ecological and commemorative integrity for present and future generations.
At Heritage Grade™ our passion and expertise are heritage buildings. We specialize in the restoration, conservation, and fabrication of heritage windows, doors, fences, ornamental metal, and more. Since 1994, the HG™ team of artisans, project staff, tradespeople, conservators, and technicians have focused on the manufacturing, repair, restoration, and maintenance of historic building components. Our well-equipped workshops and expert staff are able to fabricate, repair, and maintain nearly any heritage component or material.
As one of the few authorized installers for HPCS (Historic Plaster Conservation Services) we have access to a suite of products to use as additional tools on consolidation and fragile plaster projects. John Canning & Co. implements the advanced technology of HPCS to save old plaster by addressing the problem at its root- where the plaster meets its substrate.
Romanit Limewash is a natural slaked lime paint for interior and exterior historic masonry and plaster. It is manufactured to exacting standards with pit-aged lime for added durability and depth of color. Romanit colors are lightfast and carefully blended to match from batch to batch.
Soldalit Arte Sol Silicate Paint is free of Titanium Dioxide pigments, making it ideal for historic masonry preservation. Without the dulling effects of TiO2 pigments, Soldalit Arte delivers the appearance of natural limewash, but with the legendary durability of mineral silicates. Expect lifespans of 30 or more years.
The restoration of the West Block of Parliament is one of the largest rehabilitation projects in North America. The 19th-century building has been completely modernized with state-of-the-art facilities, while the heritage and character-defining elements have been preserved with the utmost respect and sensitivity.The project itself is of historic significance as it is the first time in 100 years that a new House of Commons has been built and the government relocated.
WSA|ModernRuins, led by Walter Sedovic FAIA FAPT LEED and Jill H Gotthelf AIA FAPT, has for over three decades represented the vanguard in sustainable preservation…pioneering an appreciation of the depth of environmental, cultural and technological benefits embedded within the DNA of heritage properties. We are highly specialized, with dedication that is rooted at the very core of our nation’s preservation movement.