Restoration of a Historic Landmark

Originally constructed in 1897 and exemplary of the Chateauesque Revival architectural style, this premier historic landmark suffered a devastating fire that engulfed the building and destroyed the roof, fourth floor, and other exterior/interior elements. The historic and architectural character of the building was thoughtfully addressed through a rigorous preservation program to reconstruct the original metal tile roof and restore much of the original interior spatial qualities by replacing water and smoke damaged finishes and assemblies, installing new systems and bringing the building into 21st century code compliance.

Our Lady of the Lake University, Main Building Restoration

The Details

Extensive damage led to a complete renovation of the building interior Exterior was reconstructed in the fire damaged areas only to preserve the original building exterior. Replacement of the MEP systems with the use of BIM in order to identify potential problems ahead of time Installation of green-rated flooring, window replacement for improved energy efficiency, use of renewable and recyclable interior finishes, and the reclamation and reuse of historic architectural woodwork and doors


2012 AGC Alliant Build America Merit Award.

2011 ABC Excellence in Construction Merit Award.

2011 ASA Project of the Year Award.

2010 ASA Excellence in Construction Project of the Year Award.


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