Historic building restoration at Colleges and Universities – cathedrals of learning – are the legacy of a country committed to education
…and the successful alumni whose generosity ensures the preservation of that history.
When board members, community leaders, and prospective students and their parents walk into a campus building, their first impression of tradition and respect is of the utmost importance.
The people responsible for the upkeep of campus buildings appreciate Canning’s emphasis on accuracy, quality, and attention to detail combined with the ability to thoughtfully find solutions that also work for their budgets.
John Canning Co. served as a consultant for restoring the decorative paint, stone & marble, gilding, and metal refinishing at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
The John Canning Co. restored the interior decoration at the University of Michigan Hill Auditorium with decorative painting, transparent glazes, and gilding.
John Canning Co. conducted archival research, hands-on investigation, and interpretation to inform the restoration of plaster, wood, and decorative finishes.
John Canning Co. stabilized two wall-sized murals that suffered varying degrees of deterioration due to moisture intrusion and plaster destabilization.
John Canning Co. was involved in plaster stabilization and creating a new ceiling and beam structure independent of the severely compromised building.
John Canning Co. provided the decorative painting on Alumni Hall’s ceiling, executed on canvas in the Canning studio and installed on site.
At Gasson Hall, Boston College, Canning Co. provided historic finishes investigation and analysis needed to restore the interior to its original design.
John Canning Co. combined preservation research, restoration, and conservation of the original Jesuit chapel sacred design with new decoration elements.
John Canning Co. restored and conserved the interior decoration painting, architectural gilding, and plaster at Rackham Auditorium, University of Michigan.
John Canning Co. provided plaster restoration and ornate plaster fabrication in Morse Recital Hall, a performance space at Yale University School of Music.