Manning Architects performed full historic investigation, design and construction administration for both phases of the window restoration for the historic steel windows in the administration building at Xavier University. MA completed cataloging all windows in the administration building for damage, missing hardware, and non-operable parts. Additionally, damaged interior finishes around the windows and sills were documented to be repaired where necessary. Using methods specified by the National Park Service, Manning Architects created an outline program that allowed the general contractor to restore the steel windows to near original condition. This work included making all windows operable and watertight. Where necessary, original hardware was recast of the same material to recreate pieces that were missing or broken. MA’s involvement in the construction administration process was magnified because of the historic nature of the project. On-site coordination and problem solving with the contractor was crucial to deliver an operable and historically accurate restoration.
Xavier University of Louisiana
New Orleans, LA
Full historic investigation, design and construction administration