Restoration, Landmarks & Historic Preservation

CANY is one of the United States’ leading architecture and engineering firms providing building exterior investigation, inspection and design services.

CANY has worked on hundreds of landmark buildings with historically and architecturally significant facades and roofs. In all our work, we endeavor to achieve the most practicable, cost effective, sustainable, and respectful scope of work for every project we take on.

We are passionate about preserving a sustainable built environment for future generations and about ensuring the safety of all existing inhabitants.

Restoration, landmarks and historic preservation services:

  • Assessment of roofs, facades, windows, sidewalks, and sidewalk vaults to determine the causes of deterioration, damage, and leakage.

  • Qualified exterior wall inspectors (QEWIs) prepare and file technical reports for the periodic inspection of exterior walls and appurtenances in accordance with the NYC Façade Inspection & Safety Program (FISP) (formerly Local Law 11-98)

  • Progress inspection and special inspection of required repair work to ensure compliance with project documents and applicable codes.

  • Project filing administration with all city and state agencies such as DOB, LPC, SHPO, DOT and MTA.

  • Inspection work performed by SPRAT-certified technicians using Industrial Rope Access, which allows for safe, versatile, and economical access to the entire façade.

  • Preparation of construction drawings and specifications, bid forms, and RFPs, facilitating effective solicitation of competitive bids from qualified contractors.

  • Due diligence inspections and detailed cost estimates for a host of clients in advance of building sales or future project planning refinancing.

  • Forensic investigations and analysis including leaks, material failures, energy loss and storm damage.

Featured Restoration Projects

  • Crown Building

  • O’Toole Building

Recent Awards

  • Lucy G. Moses Award (2017)

  • Docomomo Commercial Design Award of Excellence (2018)