Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Behind the Scenes: Treasures of New York

After working on St. Patrick Cathedral’s conservation for the past 9 years, BCA’s work culminated in a visit by Pope Francis in September. Recognized for our contribution in over 5 publications, BCA’s role was most notably highlighted in the PBS documentary series Treasures of New York produced by WLIW/WNET

Ray Pepi & Michele Boyd were filmed at BCA New York in March 2015. Michele spoke about the history of the Cathedral while Ray described the conservation process. Here’s a behind the scenes look at the filming process. 

A view of the live feed of Michele Boyd being interviewed in the BCA NY library. 
Danius (seated) shows off his beautiful drawings of St. Patrick’s for the cameras.
Ray (on the right) being interviewed in the the BCA NY laboratory.
Getting the perfect shot through the office skylight.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Andrea Gilmore honored by BCA

Giving Thanks! On November 20th, BCA honored Andrea Gilmore for her 20 years of service directing BCA's New England office. Andrea is retiring at the end of this year. We are so thankful for her leadership and look forward to building on her legacy with Lisa Howe on board as the new Director of BCA NE. 

The party was hosted at the Waterworks Museum in Chestnut Hill, MA. 
Pictured (from l to r): Dorothy Krotzer, Director, BCA South; Lisa Howe, Director, BCA NE; Claudia Kavenagh, Director, BCA NY; Andrea Gilmore, Director, BCA NE; and Raymond Pepi, President of BCA.

Happy Thanksgiving from everyone at Building Conservation Associates, Inc.

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Photo of the Month

June 2015
Winning Entry

Name:        Melissa McGrew
Title:          Ferdinand's "Blue Store" Terra Cotta Facade
Description: "Photo shows the historic facade (c. 1887) of the main building on Warren Street, prior to reincorporation with the two other historic facades around the corner that now comprise the headquarters for Boston Public Schools."
Date:          October 2012
Location:   Dudley Square Municipal Office Facility
(adaptive re-use), Roxbury, Boston, MA

See prior winners here.