Tag: historic renovation

Modern HVAC Solution Maintains Architectural Integrity and Serves Special-Needs Students in Historic Turn-of-the-Century Iowa School Building

Modern HVAC Solution Maintains Architectural Integrity and Serves Special-Needs Students in Historic Turn-of-the-Century Iowa School Building

| May 4, 2017

Smouse Opportunity School – Des Moines, Iowa CHALLENGE Originally commissioned in 1931 and designed for students with special needs, the Smouse Opportunity School was one of the first schools in Iowa to create a conducive learning environment for those students unable to attend a traditional public school due to physical or mental disabilities. Designed to […]

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Turn of the 20th Century Luxury Apartment Building Restored to Former Heating Glory

Turn of the 20th Century Luxury Apartment Building Restored to Former Heating Glory

| September 7, 2016

Weil-McLain Atmospheric Draft Steam Boiler Key to Overhaul Built at the turn of the last century in 1901, the seven-story Mendota is Washington D.C.’s oldest intact luxury apartment building. Though much of the building had been restored over the years, one area requiring attention was the facility’s heating system. Upgrading to a modern steam boiler […]

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Historic Renovation: The Beacon – Rialto and Capitol

Historic Renovation: The Beacon – Rialto and Capitol

| July 14, 2016

One of our favorite projects is the rehabilitation of the most famous Art Deco building in the middle of Jersey City – The Beacon. Originally the Jersey City Medical Center, the Beacon includes 10 major high rise buildings, as well as many lower-level facilities. Original construction began in 1928, and the project wasn’t completed until […]

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Guastavino’s in NYC – A Case Study

Guastavino’s in NYC – A Case Study

| July 1, 2016

We often work with historical buildings in New York and surrounding states on restoration projects that feature metal grilles and other metal work. One of our recent projects was helping solve a problem for one of New York’s official landmarks: Guastavino’s. The Challenge Guastavino’s contacted us because they were having an issue with their ventilation […]

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