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 […]

Comal County Courthouse restoration wins statewide award

Comal County Courthouse restoration wins statewide award

Posted by on Dec 6, 2013 in Journal | No Comments

Last night Preservation Texas honored the Comal County Courthouse with an Honor Award for Best Restoration, 2013. After years of additions and remodelings, this J. Riely Gordon courthouse has been fully restored to its 1898 construction date. This project developed over the course of several years, beginning with a feasibility study commissioned by the County […]