Design exterior historical restorations of selected items to meet university budgetary requirements.
Repairs included: completed tinted plaster replacement at bay windows and partial as well as full repointing of various elevations around the facility, with extreme care taken to match existing mortar color, finish, and texture, painting of all exterior woodwork including replacement of deteriorated material, replacement of low roofs, replacement of deteriorated garage doors with new mahogany doors and brass hardware, and replacement of selected windows. The major element of the project in need of restoration and repair was the brick site wall on two sides of the property. This solid masonry bearing wall, which averaged approximately six feet in height, contained a precast concrete cap as well as a decorative pattern on the exterior. Various schemes were designed and explored regarding replacement and value engineering. In the end, the wall was replaced to match the existing with careful attention to detailing, color, and mortar joint design. The new wall was constructed in a hollow manner to promote ventilation and drying of the interior. Lead-coated cap flashing was also installed below the precast to keep water out of the assembly.