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.
Historic analysis and comprehensive restoration of the Beaux Arts building's Grand Lobby, Loggias, and Great Rotunda performed by John Canning Co.
The John Canning Co. restored the interior decoration at the University of Michigan Hill Auditorium using decorative painting techniques, transparent glazes, and gilding.
Canning Co. provided the conservation cleaning and restoration of plaster, wood, and decorative finishes designed by James Gamble Rogers.
The Canning Co. fine-art conservation team stabilized and conserved two, 1940 wall-sized WPA murals at UNH. The egg-tempera painted murals suffered varying degrees of deterioration and loss due to moisture intrusion and plaster substrate destabilization over nearly 80 years.
Canning Co.’s challenge at Garrett Hall involved reattaching and stabilizing plaster and creating a new ceiling and beam structure independent of the severely compromised building.
Canning Co. provided decorative painting on Alumni Hall’s ceiling panels, executed on canvas in the Canning studio and installed on site.
At Gasson Hall, Boston College, Canning Co. provided the historic finishes investigation and analysis needed to restore the interior to its original design scheme.
Canning Co. combined preservation research, restoration, and conservation of the original Jesuit chapel sacred design with new decoration elements designed to adapt the space for secular events and student dining.
As specialty contractor, Canning Co. restored and conserved the interior decoration painting, architectural gilding, and plaster at Rackham Auditorium, University of Michigan.
The John Canning Co. provided plaster restoration and ornamental plaster fabrication in Morse Recital Hall, a performance space at Sprague Hall, Yale University School of Music.