When Elmira College was challenged with the new construction of an artist crafted limestone façade for a historic building designed in traditional collegiate Gothic architectural style, they needed the best to pull it off. Game on.
This dormitory was designed in traditional collegiate Gothic architectural style that matches other buildings on the campus that were built in the late 1850’s. The building features approximately 140 new beds, a fully equipped catering kitchen, laundry facilities, as well as common places for the students.
Our skilled in-house team of more than 45 masons, laborers, and carpenters stepped up to deliver a very complex masonry package on Meier Hall, a 62,000 SF dormitory. The building included ornamental stone architecture, hand-carved grotesques, limestone reliefs, limestone inlays of the college seals, and a complex anchoring system. Over an eight-month period, we self-performed the masonry work on the ornate brick, limestone, and marble exteriors, which has won numerous national awards for quality and superior craftsmanship.
Before any stone was laid, we carefully thought out an innovative operation plan, ensured 30 trucks of limestone were coordinated to arrive on time in installation order, and performed precision installation according to detailed shop drawings. We accomplished all of this with no injuries and zero time lost.
BAC Craft Award: Best Use of Masonry Materials