1225 Harms Rd.
Botti Studio of Architectural Arts, established in 1864 has produced many fine works of art for ecclesiastic, commercial and residential projects. Our dedicated artists, designers and craftsperson's can help you to develop your project from conception to finish drawings and construction documents and can fabricate and install your pieces in a professional and timely manner. Whether your project is large or small Botti Studio is here to serve you.
Botti studio’s roots go back to Italy during the 16th century. For over 150 years, since its US establishment in 1864 in NY, NY Botti Studio of Architectural Arts has been committed to the design, fabrication, installation and preservation of fine ecclesiastic artwork. Throughout its history, Botti Studio has been at the forefront of new developments in the business, including the creation and adoption of many new techniques and products to improve our craft.
Architectural art pieces demand a heightened understanding and concern for longevity, craftsmanship and durability. Botti Studio prides itself on the leadership position it has developed in the techniques required to produce and install art glass and artwork of lasting beauty.
The Studio’s artisans, craftspeople and fine artists have been trained to meet and exceed the exacting standards required to work with you to create new commissions. From initial design, to fabrication, to installation, the crafts people at Botti Studio exist to help you realize your artistic visions and bring them to harmonious reality in your place of worship.
The studio has developed many historically significant projects including the restoration and conservation of twelve cathedrals, hundreds of churches and synagogues, and the largest Tiffany dome in the world. A recent project was the re-creation of a 10-ton, five-level lay light ceiling in the famous Palm Court Room of the Plaza Hotel in New York City. This laylight was designed and fabricated using a black and white photograph of the original Palm Court room in the Plaza hotel. The studio installed this laylight, coordinated with Walter Melvin Architects, Lighting consultants / Tishman construction team, New York City building dept., New York City police, Elad Group, the owner of the Hotel and residents who owned the apartments adjacent to the hotel.
Botti Studio offers a wide range of architectural arts services.
- Architectural Design/Innovation
- Cost Estimation & Budgeting
- Repairs & Restorations
- Masonry Window Settings Repair
- Wood & Metal Framing
- Sculptures & Painting
- Stained Glass/Mosaics Restoration
- Design, Development & Fabrication
- baptismal pools
- decorative painting
- frame fabrication
- gold leaf
- mural conservation
- new design
- specialty art glass
- beveled glass
- faceted glass
- protective glazing
- stained glass
Botti Studio of Architectural Arts is a nationally recognized company headquartered in Evanston, Illinois with additional offices and design facilities in New York City, La Porte, Indiana, Sarasota, Florida, San Diego, California, Agropoli, Italy and Nassau, Bahamas. The Company maintains nearly 40,000 square feet of studio space in Glenview, Illinois and La Porte, Indiana. The Botti Studio team includes over 40 full time craftspeople, technicians and conservators.
KEY PROJECTS – STUDIO
Amazon Audible Headquarters, Newark, NJ | 2018
- Deliver protective glazing of ~15,000 sq. ft. of Powell & Sons stained glass
- Enablement of studio conservation and site work management.
Cathedral of Christ the King, Kansas City, MO | 2016|
- Deliver restoration of stained glass windows by Heinigke (Brooklyn. NY), Tiffany, and site work management.
- Restoration and installation of Studios, Charles Connick, Agnes Fairchild Northrop, Jacoby Art Glass Company, Gottfried
- Render services to Heinersdorff Company (Berlin, Germany), Frederick Stymetz Lamb, Campte Glass & Paint on studio restoration.
- Provided robust restorations services to Company, Duffer, and Kimberly (NY, NY), Whitefriars Glass / James Powell & Sons London, England.
St Patrick's Cathedral, New York, NY | 2015
- Delivered protective glazing for studio restoration of 19th century French and American stained glass, while managing site work.
St. John the Baptist Cathedral, Paterson, NJ | 2015
- Documented, conserved, and restored 19th century Zettler Studios Germany while performing frame restoration and protective glazing.
The Plaza Hotel, New York, NY| 2009
- Engineered and developed new steel frame details and delivered design replication of the historic multi-tier stained glass 40' x 70' dome.
- Oversaw onsite installation of steel frame and maintenance of original glass pallet and textures.
- Provided glazing design, fabrication, and installation of a free-hanging structure within a fixed opening fixed with a steel rod.
OTHER AFFILIATIONS, DESIGNATIONS, SPECIAL CERTIFICATIONS
RESOURCES – AFFILIATIONS
Trade & Professional Organizations
- American Institute of Architects
- Marble Institute of America
- National Terrazzo and Mosaic Association
- National Register of Historic Places
- National Park Services/Cultural Resources
- State Historic Preservation Officers
- Library of Congress: Built in America, Historic American Buildings Survey 1933-present
- National Park Service: Historic Preservation Tax Incentives
- National Historic Landmarks Program: Assistance to National Historic Landmarks
- National Center for Preservation apology and Training
- The Association for Preservation Technology International (AEI)
- The American Institute for Conservation of Historic & Artistic Works
SELECTED MEDIA COVERAGE
- Traditional Building Magazine. Tiffany on High, by Neal Vogel, Dec. 2008
- Brooklyn Co-Cathedral recieves Landmark Award 2015
- Chicago Tribune. Restoration drama: After 111 years, the city finally does right by a Louis Tiffany
- WBEZ. 91.5FM Chicago Public Radio. Tiffany Dome Reopens for Business. Podcast, June 30. 2008
- ABC Evening News. Tiffany Dome Undergoing Restoration. April 16. 2008
- Huliq News. Experience The World of Glass at Chicago Museum
- Forbes Magazine. The Business of Art by Miriam Gottfried. August 14, 2006