Rosato worked closely with the city's Architectural Conservator
during the renovation of the 110-year-old hotel to ensure that Hotel Bristol's historical charm is preserved.
Kimbro, an architectural conservator
and historian, was a founding member of the California Missions Studies Association; Julia G.
"It's a whole field that generally stays out of sight," said the architectural conservator
, whose local projects include Old Sturbridge Village and the vivid pink Roseland Cottage, the former Woodstock retreat of 19th-century political influential Henry C.
"This is the largest and most flamboyant decorative element I've ever had the pleasure of uncovering," says Bryon Roesselet, architectural conservator
of Evergreene Painting Studio, who has been working with his colleague Kumiko Hisano.
Bryon Ruesselet, an architectural conservator
with Evergreene Painting Studio of New York City (show here), recently uncovered a mural of neo-classic motifs, with Roman figures and decorative elements, under layers of paint on the theater's ceiling.
"Quakes tend to wake people up to the value of these buildings," notes architectural conservator
Prior to forming JBCI, she spent 10 years as an architectural conservator
, first with Columbia University's Center for Preservation Research, and then with the National Park Service.
"We spent months with architectural conservators
, studying the plaster, literally climbing all over the scaffolding for months and documenting every square inch of the elements we're taking out and restoring," Boyajian said.
Two architectural conservators
, Tiffani Simple and Yaritza Hernandez, led by stone-conservation expert Professor Frank Matero, will study the condition of the castle''s stonework this summer.
CERS brought in mural experts and architectural conservators
from around the world.