Shepard Hall

The City College of New York, New York, NY

Project Details

Began 1999
Completed 2014
400,000 sf
$150 million

Architects
Stein White Nelligan Architects
Elemental Architecture

Agency
Dormitory Authority State of New York

Awards
1998 New York Landmarks Conservancy Lucy G. Moses Preservation Award

This project involved the removal of all the terra cotta on the facade of the building and its replacement with a new thin shell replacement material.

  • Structural Survey of entire facade using scaffolding and mobile work platforms.
  • Both non-destructive and destructive tests performed as part of the work. The non-destructive tests included testing with strain gages to determine the coefficients of expansion of the various materials.
  • Structural design of repairs to the existing deteriorated members and for the new members, to support the masonry that the load bearing terra cotta had been supporting.
  • Structural design of the main support system connected to the new Thin Shell Replacement Units.