Adams Building, Howard University, Washinton, D.C. (1927)

Adams Building, Howard University

Washington, D.C. (1927) The Building: The Howard University School of Medicine dates to 1868, just one year after the founding of the university. The framed buildings are the Seeley G. Mudd Building, opened in 1979, and the Dr. Numa Pompilius Garfield Adams Building, opened in 1927 and expanded in 1957. The new half of the Adams … Read more

Capitol Theatre, Port Hope, Ontario. Photo Credit: Yoho2001, Wikimedia Commons

Capitol Theatre

Port Hope, Ontario (1930) The Building:One of Canada’s last remaining fully operational atmospheric theatres. An atmospheric theatre is one in which hidden mechanical projectors are used to enhance the audience experience of a specific atmosphere. The whole design intent from sidewalk to audience chamber is intended to enthrall the audience and simulate a particular atmosphere. … Read more

Convocation Hall, University of Toronto. Photo Credit: Jphillips23, Wikimedia Commons

Convocation Hall, University of Toronto

Toronto, Ontario (1907) About the Building:One of Toronto’s premier concert and speaking venues, Convocation Hall is a domed rotunda and the centerpiece building on the grounds of the University of Toronto’s downtown campus. Designed by renowned architects, Frank Darling and John A. Pearson, the building was inspired by the grand theatre of the Sorbonne and the … Read more

Galilee Episcopal Church, Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA

Galilee Episcopal Church

Virginia Beach, Virginia (1956) The Building:Galilee Episcopal Church is an expansive red-bricked building and one of the most popular churches in Virginia Beach. Project Synopsis:HPCS USA was called in to inspect the plaster-on-wire-lath ceiling, the surface of which was experiencing serious cracking throughout. The inspection revealed that the ceiling was in precarious condition and it … Read more

St. Gabriel's Monastery, Brighton, Massachusetts

St. Gabriel’s Monastery

Brighton, Massachussets (1929) The Building: St. Gabriel’s Monastery, built in the Mission style in 1909, is a Boston Landmark, surrounded by historic structures and landscape features. The entire 11.6-acre site had been abandoned for about 30 years until 2016 when Cabot, Cabot, and Forbes proposed a bold redevelopment, which includes the construction of four new residential … Read more

St. Paul of the Cross Monastery and Church (west front), Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

St. Paul of the Cross Monastery and Church

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (1859) The Building: St. Paul of the Cross Monastery and Church, designed by architect Charles Bartberger, is a historic landmark complex of buildings that stand on a hilltop overlooking the south side of the City of Pittsburgh, just a few minutes from the city center. Project Synopsis: HPCS USA was called in to inspect the … Read more

Tassie Hall, Galt Collegiate Institute, Cambridge, Ontario. Photo Credit: Ian Furst, Wikimedia Commons

Tassie Hall

Tassie Hall, Galt Collegiate InstituteCambridge, Ontario (1852) The Building:A Collegiate auditorium Project Synopsis:The 200-seat high school auditorium, added in the 1930s, has a vaulted ceiling, comprised of expanded metal lath and cement-based plaster, which had been severely damaged by continued water infiltration. A survey conducted by HPCS indicated that if we could consolidate the plaster … Read more

Kings Theater, Brooklyn, New York, USA

The Kings Theater

Brooklyn, New York (1929) The Building: Formerly Loew’s Kings Theater, Kings Theater is a movie-palace type theater in the Flatbush neighborhood of Brooklyn. The theatre was designed by the architectural firm of Rapp and Rapp, with the interior decor designed by Harold Rambusch. The massive structure has 3,676 seats and was closed in 1977, eventually suffering extensive … Read more

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