Xavier High School
owner / developer

COLLEGE OF ST. FRANCIS XAVIER

architect

VARIOUS

location

NEW YORK, NY

phase

SITE SURVEY, CONSTRUCTION DOCUMENTS, CONSTRUCTION ADMINISTRATION

system / type

HISTORIC PRESERVATION

status

COMPLETED 2008

Xavier High School is a campus of education buildings circa 1850's to 1960's, located in the heart of Chelsea. We were engaged to restore many of the historic buildings, for example, the replication of the West 15th Street copper cornice along with parapet reconstruction, terra cotta repair, facade cleaning and maintenance.

Another example is a facade restoration in the quad; the paint coating was removed from the facade, mortar joints were cut and pointed, isolated face brick replaced and original wood window moldings and brownstone elements restored. Through a creative and cost effective use of materials, we were also able to replicate the patina green copper standing seam roof. These projects adhered to a very tight schedule while the students were enjoying summer break.