Consulting

Successful consulting involves more than the mere art of suggestion. Each person or committee has ideas on what, where, when and how to restore or build. Design consulting works with these ideas, and offers professional suggestions of innovative designs.

The goal is to work together to create a space that is welcoming and inviting. At CSS, we understand that our clients have their own ideas as to decoration, colors, supplies, acoustics and lighting.

We listen to and reflect upon those desires. We will make suggestions that complement these needs, but will also explain our logic so that our clients can make informed decisions as they proceed with renovation or construction of a new space. From the first meeting to finished construction, we insure that your wishes come true.

The Studio’s wide range of consulting services address important issues, including:

Paint Analysis
    - Compatibility of Past & Future Coatings
    - Period & Historic Decorative Finishes Reports
    - Specification Writing

 Liturgical Consulting

    - The Changing Needs of all Denominations
    - Vatican II dictates
    - Built of Living Stones (Art, Architecture and Worship) Guidelines
      of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops

    - 2002 General Instructions of the Roman Missal

 Construction Management
    - Estimating
    - Design/Build
    - Programming
    - Project Timelines
    - General Contracting
    - Planning and Design
    - HAVC / Lighting / AV / Sound / Organs / Acoustics
    - Flooring / Pews

Securing the Building Envelope

    - Roofing / Flashing / Tuck Pointing / Attic Insulation
      / Bird & Bat Control

Decorative Painting
    - New Design & Restoration
    - Polychroming / Faux Finishes / Trompe L’oeil / Glazing 
      / Stencils / Gold Leaf

 Stained Glass & Architectural Art Glass
    - New Glass Design - Traditional / Medieval / Patterned
      / Tiffany Style / Contemporary / Abstract / Modern
    - New Leptat® (Etched) / Faceted
    - Conservation / Restoration
    - Storm Glass
    - Appraisal Guidelines

Plaster & Scagliola
    - Flat / Ornamental

Murals
    - New / Restoration / Conservation

Mosaics
    - New / Restoration
 
Statuary, Sculpture & Fitments
    - New / Restoration / Conservation
    - Altars / Ambos / Fonts / Pulpits / Shrines
      / Reliquaries / Baldachinos / Fitments

Fundraising, Renderings & Decorative Samples
    - Fundraising Boards / Mailers
    - Renderings
    - Samples / Color Brush-outs / Materials Charts

Types of Projects
    - Sacred Spaces / Theatres / Public Spaces / Hotels
       / Residential / Government

 

 

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