Architectural Arts

The historic value of the architectural artwork in America’s most recognizable and prestigious landmarks is protected by a variety of stakeholders. John Canning & Co. is committed to a collaborative process and makes sure that all parties are advised on historic paint analysis and substrate stability research. We work to achieve consensus on our recommended treatment plans with the architect and all parties entrusted with decision making.

Architectural Arts Services

Architectural Arts Planning & Design
John Canning & Co. carefully plans out the materials and process needed for our work with other trades to deliver the project within budget and on time.

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John Canning & Co.’s comprehensive paint analysis uses advanced technologies to evaluate original historic decoration, colors, and finishes.

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John Canning & Co. plaster survey reveals the condition of ornamental and flat plaster substrates and defines the steps needed to stabilize and repair them.

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John Canning & Co. professional conservators evaluate conditions, develop harmless cleaning solutions, reattach original paint, and protect original artwork.

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John Canning & Co. has developed unique approaches for handling the manipulation, removal, or re-installation of historic architectural artwork and plaster.

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Architectural Arts Methods & Materials

John Canning & Co. carefully plans out the materials and process needed for our work with other trades to deliver the project within budget and on time.

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John Canning & Co. skilled artisans have mastered mould, ornamental, acoustic, and scagliola plaster fabrication methods to replicate any type of period element.

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John Canning & Co. specializes in architectural and exterior gilding whether it be atop buildings, inside iconic landmarks, churches, theaters or residence.

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Wood restoration involves conservation cleaning, repair and reversible coatings with paint and glazes that replicates the grain and color of the original material.

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John Canning & Co. has invented gentle ways to evaluate, test, and formulate custom cleaning agents to restore historical stone for every kind of surface.

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