Gilman School | Carey Hall Restoration & New Student Activity Center
Work involved site development and construction of a three-story Upper School Building and the renovation of historic Carey Hall. Safely staging the work within an active campus was a particular priority for site management. This project has two major elements–the gutting and renovation of a 1910, four-story upper school building and the new construction of an adjoining three-story student activity center. The complex contains dozens of classrooms, seminary spaces, library, food service, and shops. The renovation of the existing building required carbon-fiber wrapping of 100 year-old concrete columns and beams. Although not LEED certified, the complex was designed with many green elements including a green roof. The creation of an innovative rear-campus road and ramp allowed the entire project to be staged and built with no disruption to car-pool traffic and student drop-off routines. Work was conducted adjacent to occupied school facilities, requiring special safety considerations, site security, careful staging, and special coordination with the Owner.
- ABC Baltimore Excellence in Construction Award