Due to the affects of time and the elements, the entire building exterior required stabilization and restoration. The project began with a forensic investigation of the façade and roofs. After identification of the types and degrees of deterioration, repair and reconstruction strategies were developed which involved brick, terra cotta and sandstone masonry repairs, replacement and reconstruction, window replacement, exterior lighting replacement, built-up roof replacements, copper and slate roofing replacement and decorative copper restoration and replacement.
A Historic Structures Report was prepared to guide the repair and reconstruction efforts, which ultimately led to the building being awarded National Historic Landmark status.
CLIENT: City of Milwaukee
LOCATION: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
STATUS: Completed 2008
INVOLVEMENT: Principal / Project Manager while a principal at a former firm
AWARDS: 2008 Wisconsin Builder/Daily Reporter Top Project
2008 Mayor’s Urban Design Award
2008 Associated General Contractors Award
2009 Milwaukee Downtown Achievement Awards, Brick and Mortar Award
2009 Building Design + Construction Reconstruction + Renovation Platinum Award
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