The New York Landmarks Conservancy and EverGreene Architectural Arts present “Understanding Traditional Techniques in Historic & Contemporary Spaces”
This four-part series is designed to educate architects and designers on how traditional ornament – murals, plaster, stained glass, and decorative finishes – are made, installed and have application in historic preservation and contemporary design projects.
Murals and Conservation
presented by: Bill Mensching / Neela Wickremesinghe, EverGreene
This class will examine the history and use of murals in buildings, the creative process for designing and executing new murals, recreating lost murals, and the steps taken when restoring and conserving historic murals. Case studies may include: Ohio Theatre, Playhouse Square (Cleveland), New York Public Library, St. Joseph Co-Cathedral (Brooklyn), The Sherry-Netherland, Empire State Building, and other projects.
Bill Mensching is an expert in the design, production and installation of interior and exterior murals. A trained mural painter and set designer, Bill understands how to translate artistic concepts to the scale and proportions of their architectural settings. Since 1987, Bill has led EverGreene’s staff of designers and fine artists.
Neela Wickremesinghe, a 2011 graduate of Columbia University, has been an architectural conservator with EverGreene since 2013. He projects include the New York Public Library’s Rose Reading Room, the Sherry Netherland lobby and the Goldwater Hospital murals. International work includes an internship at the Moni Perivoli Mural Conservation project, a World Monuments Fund site in Lesvos, Greece.
1.0 AIA LU credit is available for qualifying participants.