John M. Greene Hall, Smith College

Masonry and Slate Roof Stabilization
Northampton, Massachusetts

The historic John M. Greene concert hall (circa 1911) is one of the iconic structures on the Smith College campus. This Greek Revival style building was experiencing deterioration of brownstone, brick masonry, slate and decorative sheet metal copper gutters, resulting in water infiltration at several locations. Gale investigated and evaluated the interior and exterior enclosure, and performed an interior leak audit. We developed prioritized recommendations and budgetary cost estimates. Gale provided design documents for preservation and restoration of the brownstone, brick masonry, slate roofs, and exterior plaster portico ceiling; and replacement of the copper gutters and selected flashings. Gale also assisted with coordinating the project design compliance, bidding and award, and the construction phase.