Archibold Gymnasium

Syracuse, NY

THE PROJECT

The scope of this project included the restoration of the façade of the National Register 1908 portion of the Archbold Gymnasium. Following extensive documentation, work included removal of masonry covering from the original iron frame, repair of 1947 fire damage to the iron, and restoration of the brick and terra-cotta façade. Nearly 1,000 individual pieces of terra-cotta were replicated and installed exactly matching the original pieces. Fire escapes were removed and the existing openings restored. A reproduction of the original terra-cotta coping was designed to replace the 1960s brown brick coping.

Completed:
1990

Budget:
$1,200,000

Holmes▪King▪Kallquist & Associates was also engaged to design a window replacement for the 1908 portion of Archbold Gymnasium on Syracuse University’s historic quad. The current windows, installed in 1948 following a major fire, have deteriorated beyond repair. The project included the investigation and design of a clad wood window replacement system that would allow retention of historic interior trim and minimize disruption to users. Custom-fabricated exterior moldings to match the original were provided as well as custom-fabricated exterior security grilles at the ground floor. The replacement windows are historically accurate reproductions of the originals, in keeping with the building’s location within a National Register Historic District.

Completed:
2014

Budget:
$790,000