To Replace, or not to Replace

To Replace, or not to Replace

Fortunately, that is NOT the question. But it is a topic we discuss a lot, and not because it’s a fresh debate! More so for its ambiguity, and sometimes research studies on window glazing systems [1] can be too academic to dilute for today’s lightning-fast culture [2]. In simple terms, no reasonable person is going to […]

Goose Bumps for Sale!

Goose Bumps for Sale!

Posted by on Jun 12, 2014 in Current Projects, Journal

Marketing our preservation work has always been a challenge. The stereotypical template for promoting architectural services is ill-fitted for historic buildings. How can we communicate the intrinsic value of preserving historic buildings? Most people are unable to articulate why they love old buildings and gravitate to them. That’s the core of the problem. The ‘why’ is rooted […]

The Explosion of Color

The Explosion of Color

Posted by on Mar 26, 2014 in Journal, Paint Analysis

Actually, describing it as an explosion is a charming myth, but I’ll get to that shortly. The history of ready-mixed synthetic paints frequently comes up when I share my observations and findings of historic paint schemes. When I summarize some of the highlights of early paint manufacturing, it helps our client pinpoint their building not […]