Resources
As the national leader in architectural maintenance and restoration, Stuart Dean has the experience to apply tried-and-true solutions to common challenges and the expertise to find unique solutions for not-so-common challenges.

Architectural Specifications

Cleaning and Restoration of Architectural Anodized Aluminum Section 05900-1 Cleaning and Restoration of Architectural Anodized Aluminum Section 05900-1 (PDF 28.76 KB)
The cleaning and treatment of all exposed anodized architectural cladding.
High Performance Coatings Section 09960 – 1 High Performance Coatings Section 09960 – 1 (PDF 27.74 KB)
Preparation and application of exterior surface coatings.

Brochures

Capabilities Capabilities
Stuart Dean is the national leader in the restoration and maintenance of metal, stone, wood, glass and grout based on our experience, expertise and ability to create and maintain unique relationships with our customers
Education Education
The architectural appointments at colleges and universities are called upon to offer a stunning first impression for visitors and provide a durable setting where thousands intermingle daily.
Hospitality Hospitality
Stuart Dean is the preeminent provider of architectural restoration and protection solutions for hotels and restaurants.
Houses of Worship Houses of Worship
The ornate architectural features of religious institutions establish a sense of tradition, and connect parishioners through shared heritage.

Case Studies

10100 Santa Monica Blvd. (Century City, CA) 10100 Santa Monica Blvd. (Century City, CA) (PDF 442.50 KB)
Restoration and protection of building’s exterior aluminum panels, interior lobby honed granite, interior honed Carrera walls, stainless steel and Kynar aluminum panels, 25 circular teak wood benches, 7 small benches and 400 linear feet of handrails annually.
Andersonville National Cemetery (Andersonville, GA) Andersonville National Cemetery (Andersonville, GA) (PDF 1.32 MB)
Bronze cleaning and waxing of a sundial, two eagles, eight historic statues and 14 plaques of various sizes throughout the cemetery.
Argon Plaza (Fairfax, VA) Argon Plaza (Fairfax, VA) (PDF 437.60 KB)
Development and application of a customized Monel “nickel” bronze finish to the bronze surfaces of the main and rear revolving door entrances to beautify and protect it for years to come.
Bank of America Corporate Headquarters (Charlotte, NC) Bank of America Corporate Headquarters (Charlotte, NC) (PDF 172.74 KB)
Marble restoration and maintenance from ten years of acid polishing and crystallization, leaving many scratches for Stuart Dean technicians to remove.
Baptist General Convention (Oklahoma City, OK) Baptist General Convention (Oklahoma City, OK) (PDF 255.28 KB)
Refinishing of more than 35,000 square feet of the exposed architectural metal on the building’s façade, including the application of protective coatings on these surfaces and the removal of sealants and gaskets. Cleaning and re-polishing of all stainless steel window mullions on all elevations and added new stainless steel column base covers at the ground floor entrances.
The Brandywine Building (Wilmington, DE) The Brandywine Building (Wilmington, DE) (PDF 418.97 KB)
Restoration of metal and stone, and spot-repair and spot-refinishing of portions of the terrazzo flooring. Window film application was applied to vacant tenant windows, and a clear protectant was used to protect flame-cut granite walls from future staining.
Chicago Board of Trade (New York, NY) Chicago Board of Trade (New York, NY) (PDF 659.56 KB)
Performed monthly metal and stone maintenance services on the Chicago Board of Trade Building since 1970, and was asked to participate in a one-time, major renovation of the lobby.
Cloud Gate  ‘The Bean’ (Chicago, IL) Cloud Gate ‘The Bean’ (Chicago, IL) (PDF 17.44 MB)
Mirror-finish stainless steel maintenance of iconic sculpture in Millennium Park, downtown Chicago.
Cooper University Hospital (Camden, NJ) Cooper University Hospital (Camden, NJ) (PDF 231.11 KB)
Glass restoration the affected areas of the glass while causing the least amount of disruption to hospital patients.
Davidson County Courthouse (New York, NY) Davidson County Courthouse (New York, NY) (PDF 362.95 KB)
Consulted with Hardaway Construction to ensure that their restoration would meet the building’s architectural standards. Existing wood panels needed to be stripped of existing paint down to the bare wood. The wood was then refinished, stained and lacquered.
Equitable Building (Atlanta, GA) Equitable Building (Atlanta, GA) (PDF 1.90 MB)
Restoration of 136,000 sq. ft. of anodized aluminum curtain wall panels of the Equitable Building (100 Peachtree St. NW); application of a high-performance fluropolymer coating to approximately 9,100 sq. ft. of columns and panels on the ground and second floors.
Galleria Corporate Centre (Scottsdale, AZ) Galleria Corporate Centre (Scottsdale, AZ) (PDF 223.76 KB)
Honed and restored the lobby floors. Associates also stripped, restored and coated the lobby brass work, and completed power washing projects.
Jones Lang LaSalle (Washington, D.C.) Jones Lang LaSalle (Washington, D.C.) (PDF 171.62 KB)
Limestone cleaning, re-caulking, PPG Coraflon painting, glass polishing, travertine filling, stainless steel lacquering and mullion replacement on the building’s façade.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, MA) Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, MA) (PDF 320.06 KB)
Bronze and concrete restoration and cleaning performed on seven stairwells at 77 Massachusetts Ave. and the main entrance of the Sloan Building at 50 Memorial Drive on the MIT campus.
Oklahoma State University (Stillwater, OK) Oklahoma State University (Stillwater, OK) (PDF 463.56 KB)
Full restoration of the bronze doors at Edmon Low Library, located at the heart of Oklahoma State University’s main campus, which immediately resulted in a dramatically improved, pristine appearance.
Philadelphia Vietnam Veterans Memorial (Philadelphia, PA) Philadelphia Vietnam Veterans Memorial (Philadelphia, PA) (PDF 253.21 KB)
Cleaned and impregnated the stonework. Associates also used a pearlescent paint to highlight the names of those killed in battle. Twenty-four bronze light covers and the dedication plaque were also refinished at the memorial.
South Station Bus Terminal (Boston, MA) South Station Bus Terminal (Boston, MA) (PDF 495.54 KB)
Restoration and protection of building’s exterior aluminum panels, interior lobby honed granite, interior honed Carrera walls, stainless steel and Kynar aluminum Cleaned the building with 100-percent cotton towels and Simple Green.
Ted’s Montana Grill (New York, NY) Ted’s Montana Grill (New York, NY) (PDF 560.21 KB)
Restoration of the mahogany wood at Ted’s Montana Grill (110 West 51st Street) on the bar and in the dining booths, millwork, point-of-sales stations, cabinets, shelving, baseboards and partitions to its original condition.
Walter E. Washington Convention Center (Washington, D.C.) Walter E. Washington Convention Center (Washington, D.C.) (PDF 307.42 KB)
Restoration of a 90-foot wood panel wall that had been sun bleached over the 10-year life of the building. The newly restored panels gave the center’s atrium a completely refreshed look.

White Papers

Wood

Preserving and Maintaining Wood Preserving and Maintaining Wood (PDF 131.44 KB)
Buildings have no escape from the elements. When exterior airborne pollutants, rain water, and other contaminants are allowed to dwell on a wood surface they break down the wood’s protective finish – three times faster than normal wear and tear. Learn the importance of letting professionals deal with your wood and ways to keep your wood’s protective finish refreshed against the elements.

Metal

Anodized Aluminum Curtain Walls Anodized Aluminum Curtain Walls (PDF 836.75 KB)
Planning and budgeting preventative maintenance of anodized aluminum curtainwall systems.
Architectural Metal Solutions Architectural Metal Solutions (PDF 2.09 MB)
The restoration and preservation of alloys (bronze, brass, and nickel silver).
Curtainwall Restoration Using Field Applied Fluoropolymer High Performance Coatings Curtainwall Restoration Using Field Applied Fluoropolymer High Performance Coatings (PDF 792.93 KB)
This white paper focuses on high-performance coatings, long-term performance of coatings, and the history of the coatings. Also, learn how Stuart Dean analyzes and plans for a coating project.
Procedure for Restoring and Maintaining Blackened Stainless Steel Finishes Procedure for Restoring and Maintaining Blackened Stainless Steel Finishes (PDF 4.76 MB)
In the past, “blackening” of stainless steel was limited. Learn how Stuart Dean can offer the “blackening” refinishing process that will allow the stainless steel to be refinished on site or in our shop. Architects can provide clients with added design options by offering on-site refinishing of the existing stainless steel, rather than having to replace with new material. Additionally, this process allows clients to have a finish placed upon their building’s stainless steel, which will provide them with a unique look for either new construction or building renovation.

Stone

Marble and Granite Floor Restoration Marble and Granite Floor Restoration (PDF 111.72 KB)
A basic understanding of the science behind marble and granite restoration and maintenance.

Glass

Architectural Glass Solutions Architectural Glass Solutions (PDF 149.50 KB)
Damaged architectural glass can be a problem for every building. Download this white paper to learn what causes glass damage, the cost to restore versus replacement, how to prevent damage and our solution to restoring glass.

Tile & Floor Masonry

Urban Surface Protection

Historic Conservation

Historic Conservation Historic Conservation (PDF 119.65 KB)
The objective of historic preservation is to protect, stabilize, and maintain the existing materials while preserving the heritage value of the structure. Download this white paper to learn how Stuart Dean restoration teams focus on original materials, while repairing and maintaining surrounding elements to match the existing surfaces.