Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine

New York, New York

Located in Morningside Heights, the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine is one of the largest cathedrals in the world. Dating from 1891, it evolved from the designs of Heins and LaFarge who were succeeded by Ralph Adams Cram. BCA has been assisting the Cathedral since 1995 with special projects and the master plan. BCA recently completed oversight of the restoration and cleaning of the entire interior, which was damaged in a fire in 2001. Most of the vaulted ceilings are clad in Akoustilith tile, which was developed early in the twentieth century by Guastavino to provide a sound absorbing surface. Because of the wide range of conditions, BCA performed a hands on survey of every unit in the entire building.

The project was awarded a Lucy G. Moses Preservation Award by the New York Landmarks Conservancy in 2008.


Materials: Finishes, Metal, Stone, Terra Cotta, Wood
Related services: Conditions Surveys, Cost Estimating, Working Drawings, Measured Drawings, Field Testing, Inspection Services, Lab Testing, Landmarks, Mockups, Probes, Research, Specifications