Architectural Conservation, Heritage Conservation & Historic Preservation
Conservation Solutions, inc. performs condition assessments, documentation, materials testing, and treatment services for the preservation of an extraordinary range of cultural heritage, historic sites, and artistic works. Our main offices are located in the Washington, DC area and in Ottawa, ON, 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)
We invite you to explore our project portfolio and please contact us to discuss your specific needs.
Conservation of Ottawa's Wellington Building ceiling mosaic
[06-08-2017] Watch a Youtube video overview of the conservation of a dramatic ceiling mosaic which is displayed in the lobby of the Wellington Building's main entrance. The mosaic was created by American muralist Barry Faulkner in 1927 for Metropolitan Life Insurance Company. It consists of thousands of coloured glass tiles, and its theme symbolizes health and well-being. The mosaic was considered one of the finest designs of the era. [More]
Mizner Memorial Fountain in Palm Beach, Florida wins Best Project Award from American Public Works Assoc.
[02-16-17] CSI Conservators were a pivotal part of the team that restored the Mizner Memorial Fountain in Palm Beach Florida. We assessed, documented, planned, perpared construction documents and then oversaw the restoration work including visits to various contractors to ensure quality throughout this complex scope. Planning for the project began in 2010 and work was completed in 2016. We presented at several Town Council hearing to help advance the sometimes contentious project which, in the end, succeeded at restoring the original design and function of the fountain while retaining as much historic materials as possible. [More]
CSI projects on Parliament Hill featured
[01-14-2017] CSI performed the restoration of the mosaic in the Wellington Building and provided conservation oversight for the West Block exterior masonry restoration, both projects are highlighted in this article. [More]