A project for the University of Connecticut's 87 year-old Branford House in Groton was a challenging historical restoration.
To restore details of the copper gutter and roof drain system – elements long since unavailable – new molds and dies were fabricated. Seventeen die-formed components were required to reconstruct the ornamental portion of the ornate roof drain.
St. Aubin Park was a riverfront revitalization project in Detroit. The eventual sand cast iron fish grates, constructed in a shallow relief of 1/8" and 1/4" layers, emphasized both historical and educational elements integral to the Detroit River and its renowned ship building facility. The St. Aubin project also included a 10' sculpture depicting a dry-dock and buildings (still in existence on site, but in unrestored condition).
The last portion of the commission depicts the freighter “Pioneer” that was constructed at the dry-dock and went on to carry ore throughout the Great Lakes.