Constructed in 1923 and tied into the school’s Chapel, this academic building was suffering from significant water infiltration issues, “bellying” of the West Façade, and a Cupola which was rotten and required replacement. As one of the major classroom buildings on campus, it was not an option to carry on construction while school was in session. As such, a two-phased plan for the removal and replacement of the slate, the rubber roof, the capstones, and the cupola was developed. Phase I work took place Summer 2013 during the 8 week summer recess. Phase II was carried out the subsequent summer. Project Challenges included developing an extensive Hazardous Materials Remediation Plan, managing the buy-out for economies of scale, working on an active campus where Faculty and their families live year round, and working in a design-build capacity with the architectural team and the major subcontracting trades – Roofing and Masonry.
Schedule: 8 weeks, Summers 2013, 2014
Architect: Vision 3 Architects
September 17, 2015