ZS Solutions

Projects

International House

Project Team

ZS

Owner

The University of Chicago

Location

Chicago, IL

Area

14-stories

Completion Date

2015

The International House at the University of Chicago was completed in 1932. The English Gothic style facility consists of several multi-story wings, two interior open courts, and a 14 story high tower located at the north side of the complex. The building exterior walls consist of solid construction made from cut Bedford limestone cladding mechanically fastened to concrete or brick/tile backup wall and building frame.

After 80 years of stress on the building enclosure, the University elected to design and oversee construction for a complete exterior facade rehabilitation.

The project scope included:

  • Coordination, review and approval of restoration construction documents with the City of Chicago Landmark Commission
  • Thorough condition survey of the building’s exterior limestone facade
  • Remedial repair details for the selected building enclosure repairs
  • Detailed design and bidding documents
  • Full-time construction observation and owner assistance services throughout construction

The International House at the University of Chicago was completed in 1932. The English Gothic style facility consists of several multi-story wings, two interior open courts, and a 14 story high tower located at the north side of the complex. The building exterior walls consist of solid construction made from cut Bedford limestone cladding mechanically fastened to concrete or brick/tile backup wall and building frame.

After 80 years of stress on the building enclosure, the University elected to design and oversee construction for a complete exterior facade rehabilitation.

The project scope included:

  • Coordination, review and approval of restoration construction documents with the City of Chicago Landmark Commission
  • Thorough condition survey of the building’s exterior limestone facade
  • Remedial repair details for the selected building enclosure repairs
  • Detailed design and bidding documents
  • Full-time construction observation and owner assistance services throughout construction