Honors and Awards
2015 - Thirty-Third Annual Award for Excellence in Design from the Public Design Commission of New York for treating Cleopatra's Needle in Central Park
2014 - Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Preservation Award for Outstanding Restoration of Indian Boundary Park Field House, Chicago, IL
2011 - Oak Park Historic Preservation Commission Award for Conservation of Scoville Park WWI Memorial
2010 - Community Service Award – Oak Park, IL
2010 – American Public Works Association, Chicago Metropolitan Chapter, Project of the Year, Public Works Project Excellence Award for conservation of Fountain of Time.
2010 – American Public Works Association, Chicago Metropolitan Chapter, Historical Restoration/Preservation Award for the conservation of Fountain of Time.
2009 - The Association for Preservation Technology International, The Oliver Torrey Fuller Award for the article that best demonstrates technical excellence in innovation. Published in the APT Bulletin 2009, “The Use of Laser for Cleaning Large Architectural Structures”.
2003 - Hyde Park Historical Society Paul Cornell Award for treatment of the Fountain of Time.
2000 - AIA Chicago, Distinguished Building Award for Market Square Fountain Restoration located in Lake Forest, IL
1996 - AIA Chicago, Honor Award for Excellence in Architectural Design of Restoration of the Clarence F. Buckingham Memorial Fountain.
We regularly give lectures, talks, and workshops about art conservation and the application of lasers in art
conservation in the United States and around the world.
The Academy of Sciences, Gdansk, Poland
American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works Annual Meetings
The Association for Preservation Technology International
The Fundamentals of Laser Assisted Micro- and Nanotechnologies Conference (FLAMN), St. Petersburg, Russia
Hueco Tanks State Park and Historic Site, Hueco, TX
Illinois Association of Museums, Rockford, IL
The Institute of Optoelectronics, Military University of Technology, Warsaw, Poland
LACONA X Lasers in Art Conservation Conference, Dubai, UAE
Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY
Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington D.C.
Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, Washington D.C.
University of Pennsylvania Graduate Program in Historic Preservation, PA
SPIE Optical Metrology Conference, Munich, Germany
Winterthur/University of Delaware Graduate Program in Art Conservation, DE
CSOS is committed to providing opportunities for emerging conservation professionals to gain hands-on experience through project based and time based internships. Some of our previous interns are from:
Columbia College, Chicago, IL
Nicolaus Copernicus University, Torun, Poland
Queen's University, Ontario, Canada
School of the Art Institute, Chicago, IL
University of Delaware, Newark, DE