2010 PIPP Award for Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Springfield, IL
Jan 19, 2010
The Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Springfield, IL has won the 2010 award from The Painting and Decorating Contractors of America (Picture It Painted Professionally Award). - Commercial Restoration Interior
The architecture of the ceiling of the Cathedral of the Immaculate
Conception in Springfield, Illinois took its original design cues from Santa
Maria Maggiore (St. Mary Major) in Rome. The objective of this restoration
was to more closely emulate the look of the Cathedral's design inspiration.
This was accomplished by creating tromp l'oeil canvas panels for the coffers
and 23K gold leaf. The canvas panels were created with a nine layer stencil
of leaf, paints and lacquers to provide the appearance of a dimensional
rosette. Acoustical panels, designed by Graham and Hyde Architects were
strategically placed then installed by Harold O'Shea Builders, before the
canvas panels were applied. The Cathedral was completed in the fall of 2009.