Loyola University Maryland | Knott Humanities Center Exterior Repair
Lewis Contractors served as Construction Manager-at-Risk for the envelope revitalization of the Rev. Francis X. Knott, S.J. Humanities Center, a large three-story, Tudor-style building originally built in 1896 on the Loyola University Maryland campus. The Humanities Center currently houses the Humanities Departments, Undergraduate Admissions Office Suite, President’s Office, and functions as the front door for the University to provide visitors a first impression of the Loyola campus.
Included in the exterior revitalization efforts are the replacement of select roofing and slate shingles, reconstruction of missing finials and wood finial bases, rain chain terra cotta restoration, and repair of window sashes and framing, broken stone sills, and the exterior wood trim. All work was performed to match existing historic profiles. The Lewis team also performed masonry restoration, carpentry repairs to the exterior woodwork, stucco refinishing with new acrylic elastomeric coating, copper flashing installation, courtyard modifications, and the painting of the building facade to refresh the overall aesthetic. This five month, phased renovation—performed on an occupied, heavily populated campus— required a carefully thought out logistics plan to mitigate the potential impact on ongoing operations.