Brooklyn-Based EverGreene Architectural Arts Acquires DC Heritage Preservation Firm
EverGreene Architectural Arts, one of the largest specialty contractors, conservation and architectural arts studios in the United States, has acquired heritage preservation firm Conservation Solutions Inc.
CSI specializes in treating cultural heritage, historic sites and artistic works. The Washington, D.C.-based firm has worked with institutions across the country such as the Brooklyn Museum in New York and the Smithsonian’s Hirshhorn Museum and U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C.
Jeff Greene and Alan Weiner will continue to lead New York City-based EverGreene, according to a press release announcing the acquisition. “The decision was clear to move ahead to strengthen our forces to become a unified team,” Greene told Commercial Observer via a spokeswoman. “After years of partnership, we are thrilled to announce we are a one-stop-shop for all our clients’ architectural, art and artifact conservation needs across the nation.” EverGreene’s spokeswoman would not disclose the acquisition price.
CSI’s Mark Rabinowitz and Joseph Sembrat will both serve as vice president and principal conservator, in addition to serving on EverGreene’s management team.
“Joe and I, along with the entire CSI team, are excited to join the EverGreene team and integrate our collective expertise to continue in preserving historic and significant buildings, monuments, and interiors throughout Washington D.C. area and all over the U.S.,” Rabinowitz told CO via a spokeswoman.
EverGreene has won numerous awards including for work at Manhattan’s Rainbow Room, The Church of the Ascension and The Church of St. Francis Xavier. Other projects have included The Rose Main Reading Room and Bill Blass Room, both at the New York Public Library as well as Bergdorf Goodman in New York City. The firm has also renovated the Russian Lounge at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.
In August 2016, EverGreene departed Manhattan for a 19,000-square-foot headquarters in Industry City’s Building 3 in the Sunset Park section of Brooklyn, as CO previously reported. The firm also has offices in Chicago, Washington D.C., Los Angeles and San Francisco. CSI’s main office is located in the Washington, D.C. area, and it has satellite locations throughout the U.S.