Architectural Conservation, Heritage Conservation & Historic Preservation

Conservation Solutions offers condition assessments, documentation, materials testing, and treatment services for the preservation of an extraordinary range of cultural heritage, historic properties, and artistic works. Our main offices are located in Washington, DC and Ottawa, Canada with additional satellite locations throughout the US. 

Our conservators hold certification and recognition from:

• American Institute for Conservation (AIC)

• Canadian Association of Professional Conservators (CAPC)

• American Academy in Rome (AAR)

• Canadian Association of Heritage Professionals (CAHP)

• International Council on Museums and Sites (ICOMOS), and

• International Council of Museums (ICOM)

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CSI on Clara Barton Apartment Project Which Receives 2016 GSA Design Award for Preservation

The Clara Barton Apartment and Office for Missing Soldiers is a time capsule of the office and home of the famed Civil War era nurse. Left untouched and forgotten for decades, the apartment was rediscovered in the 1980's by its current owner, the General Services Administration. After years of reasearch, the original walls, wall papers and finishes were meticulously preserved or replicated, lighting re-creating the original gas was created, and a comtemporary HVAC system was integrated into the space that was otherwise unchanged for a century. CSI provided QC and guidance on means and methods to perform various aspects of the work under Mill... [More]

CSI celebrates completion of phase one conservation of U.S. Capitol Senate Wing

CSI is very proud to be completing the first phase of stone and bronze conservation at the Senate (north) Wing of the U.S. Capitol in Washington DC. Working with Grunley Construction and Lorton Stone, we have performed laser cleaning and consolidation of the marble as well as overseen or performed conservation of the bronze urns, lighting fixtures, and railings. We also assessed and contributed to the treatment the pediment sculptures of the east elevation by Thomas Crawford from 1854, entitled Progress of Civilization. These beautiful carvings of local stone were cleaned and consolidated, a wooden sword and copper axe were restored, and we... [More]

Conservation Assessment of Phoebe, OAHP Autumn 2016 Newsletter

Phoebe Sails Again: Historic Boat Conservation Assessment Conservation Solutions ULC conservators were contracted by the City of Kingston to provide a condition and treatment assessments, display, and storage recommendations for the historic steam launch Phoebe. The Phoebe was made by the Davis Dry Dock Company in 1914 and decommissioned as a travel boat in 1983, when the Phoebe was acquired by the City of Kingston. Following extensive restoration and conservation efforts by groups including the 'Friends of the Phoebe', the boat is currently on outdoor display under a custom-built outbuilding, on site at the Pump House Steam Museum in King... [More]