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EverGreene Architectural Arts: Preservation Partners for Emergency Recovery

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Amy Swift, Business Development Executive, Mid-Atlantic & Southeast Region, EverGreene Architectural ArtsAmy Swift, Business Development Executive, Mid-Atlantic & Southeast Region
Historic buildings and monuments are more than memorable landmarks. They serve as standing testimony of the past. While they represent permanent ideals, they are vulnerable to damage and decay. When disasters - either natural or manmade - ravage the timelessness of these significant buildings, artifacts, and objects, a slice of history becomes erased. The Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) work hard to mitigate such losses, but without expert aid, covering all bases does become a daunting task. Fortunately, for 40+ years EverGreene Architectural Arts, Inc. has been diligently aiding government, nonprofit, and private owners with disaster management and restoration. “After a disaster, these historical buildings and monuments require the utmost care, to mitigate losses,” begins Amy Swift, Business Development Executive, EverGreene. “We’re the ones that come in once the dust is settled and the waters have receded, and we preserve what remains and repair the damage.”

As the largest specialty contractor in the country, EverGreene has been working tirelessly to alleviate the damage and loss caused by disasters to historic artwork, sculptures, and architectural finishes across the nation. With an esteemed clientele including 38 of the 50 State Capitol buildings, train stations, museums, libraries, theaters, churches, and more, EverGreene’s expertise has aided the preservation of a myriad of spaces. The company has been developing preventative care plans for historical facilities all over the country, keeping in mind the adverse climatic effects and conditions. “We’re often involved in the pre-planning to help facilities have a solid plan in place for unfortunate events that take place during storms or fires,” states Amy.

Headquartered in Brooklyn, NY, EverGreene has offices throughout the US that work all around the country with a robust conservation division available ready when disaster hits. “We have the scale that enables us to tackle problems anywhere,” extols Amy.

Amy shares a story from a long-time client, the Vizcaya Museum and Gardens in Miami, Florida, which had fallen prey to hurricane Wilma. The European sculpture collection took the maximum damage. Over thirty antique columns, urns, and sculptures dating from the 2nd – 19th centuries were toppled and shattered, porous stones were immersed in salt water. The Barge, a distinctive feature of the National Historic Landmark site, was partially destroyed by a twenty-foot-high storm surge. EverGreene arrived at the site and assisted in emergency clean-up and documented the losses. In collaboration with the museum staff, restoration plans, and estimates were prepared for each artifact. The team proceeded to clean, desalinate, and preserve the salvaged parts. Lost or severely damaged fragments were fashioned out of fresh stone. Two large statues were partially recarved, and nine cast stone balusters were replicated as part of the Barge’s reconstruction. To protect the sculptures atop the Casino building’s parapet during future hurricanes, new stainless-steel supports were designed and installed behind them. EverGreene has been providing such expert services to numerous organizations all over the country, “We have the depth of knowledge that enables us to dispatch the right crew with the right expertise as needed, nationwide,” remarks Amy.

She credits the success of EverGreene to its highly dedicated and proficient team of craftspeople, artists, conservators, and restoration experts. Amy mentions numerous ornamental plaster and mural workshops are conducted for the team to understand the various nuances in the methods and materials, both past and present. The conservators’ scientific knowledge is paired with world-class artists to preserve and produce the highest-quality artwork.

EverGreene is staffed by experts focused on capturing the knowledge of traditional trades and blending it with the latest achievements in science and technology - allowing teaching and learning opportunities as they work together. This unique combination has led the company to hold a national leadership position in the field of conservation and restoration, as well as a top resource for preserving history for future generations to experience and enjoy.

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EverGreene Architectural Arts

Company
EverGreene Architectural Arts

Headquarters
Brooklyn, NY

Management
Amy Swift, Business Development Executive, Mid-Atlantic & Southeast Region

Description
EverGreene Architectural Artsprovides design, restoration, and historic preservation services for many of the world’s most significant contemporary and historic buildings, artifacts, objects, and works of fine art. For 40+ years EverGreene Architectural Arts, has been diligently aiding government, non-profit, and private owners with disaster management and restoration.As the largest specialty contractor in the country, EverGreene has been working tirelessly to alleviate the damage and loss caused by disasters to historic artwork, sculptures, and architectural finishes across the nation. With an esteemed clientele including 38 of the 50 State Capitol buildings, train stations, museums, libraries, theaters, churches, and more, EverGreene’s expertise has aided the preservation of a myriad of spaces.