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11/30/16, 6pm - 8pm
Center for Architecture
1.5 LU / 1.5 HSW



When: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 30

Where: At The Center   

When people walk into historic NYC public buildings, the first thing they do is look up, resting their eyes on ornate plaster ceilings adorned with coffers, rosettes, and medallions installed more than a century ago. These ceilings and their decorations are what create great public rooms. But how were these ceilings originally crafted, and how can they be repaired and maintained today? Using the New York Public Library’s Rose Reading Room ceiling as a case study, this program will explore the creation of these magnificent ceilings, issues that might befall them, as well as repair, restoration and maintenance methodologies.

Eric Hammarberg, Associate Principal, WJE Engineers, Architects & Material Scientists
Sarah Kloze, Project Manager, EverGreene Architectural Arts

: Kim Lovejoy, Vice President, EverGreene Architectural Arts

Eric Hammarberg has more than thirty years of experience in on-site construction and craftsmanship along with investigation, design and project management of historic preservation projects. He has lead project teams for involving a variety of historic materials including the Chrysler Building exterior, and plasterwork at the New York Public Library, an eighteenth-century house museum and an early twentieth-century decorative plaster vault ceiling. In addition, Hammarberg has hands-on experience with plaster repairs and laying up of traditional plaster work.

Sarah Kloze joined EverGreene as a project manager bringing more than 18 years’ experience in preservation and construction. Her focus has been the restoration of significant spaces for high-profile clients including the New York Public Library, Cooper Hewitt Museum, Bergdorf Goodman and the Rainbow Room at Rockefeller Center. Prior to joining EverGreene, Kloze served as the Director of Exteriors and Historic Preservation at Columbia University Facilities. In that role she led the design and execution of restoration projects for the University’s 250 buildings. Kloze also worked as an architectural conservator and a decorative painter and has experience investigating and replicating historic finishes, completing condition assessments, testing, and installing mock-ups.

Kim Lovejoy is a specialty construction executive for interior restoration of major institutional, civic and commercial buildings, with a focus on balanced approaches to conservation and contemporary uses. Since 2001 she has directed major projects for EverGreene focusing on plaster, decorative finishes and fine arts conservation. Clients include the Park Avenue Armory, New York Public Library, American Museum of Natural History and Grace Church Brooklyn Heights. Lovejoy holds degrees in architectural history from Harvard, Preservation Studies from Boston University, and Conservation from University of York, England.

Organized by: AIANY Historic Buildings Committee and AIANY Interiors Committee

Price: Free for AIA members; $10 for non-members

11/30/16, 6pm - 8pm
Center for Architecture
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