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*CANCELLED* Historic Resources: Infinitely Better—Restoring Historic Finishes at Building 10, MIT's Great Rotunda

  • COST

    Free and open to the public.

  • TYPE

    Knowledge Community



The Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Main Group buildings are arranged (and numbered) symmetrically around Building 10, which is capped by the iconic Great Dome. Our November HRC meeting will feature David Riccio, President of John Canning and Co. LTD, presenting an illustrated overview of design-assist services and treatment techniques involved in the restoration and renovation of MIT Building 10. Reviewing the Baker Library Great Rotunda restoration/renovation and other Building 10 projects, participants will gain a deeper understanding of the historic architectural finishes, pre-construction services, investigations and restoration options that are typically part of the restoration implementation stage of a project.
At the end of the program, attendees will be able to identify and discuss common decorative finish techniques used in architecture throughout history, and they will gain an understanding of the process and steps involved in investigation of historic paint materials, a paint study, on-site exposures and scientific analysis.
David Riccio is a Professional Associate of the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (AIC) and is an Association for Preservation Technology (APT) Recognized Professional. A visionary leader for the entire Canning team for more than 20 years, David currently serves as a Principal and President of the company. He is an industry-recognized expert on historic flat and ornamental plaster as well as decorative painting techniques, gilding and glazing, and has developed multiple innovative solutions for complex restoration conditions.
David has worked as a consultant for architects, construction managers, and owners for historic and landmark buildings throughout the United States. A champion of education, David continues to share his knowledge of the architectural arts with clients and professionals by offering presentations, leading workshops and professional development presentations.