ZS Solutions

Midway Studios

University of Chicago
Chicago, Ilinois

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Project Type: Higher Education

Project Size: 2 Story


In 1906, Lorado Taft established working studios on the south edge of the University of Chicago campus. The propagating building was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1965, a National Register of Historic Places building in 1966, and a Chicago Landmark in 1993.

Following numerous modifications and more than a hundred years of Midwestern weathering effects, the University selected ZS to design and oversee construction for a complete exterior facade restoration.

The design and construction management duties of the project included:

  • Emergency shoring and structural member replacement and repair.
  • Selective exterior masonry unit replacement and tuckpointing of degraded mortar joints.
  • Helical anchoring of existing masonry walls.
  • Steel lintel replacement over windows and doors.
  • Membrane roof system replacement near failing parapets and areas of water infiltration.
  • Full-time construction observation services.