Thompson Hall Renovation, University of New Hampshire


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Location

Durham, NH

Client

Goody Clancy and Associates

Owner

University of New Hampshire

Project Description

The work at Thompson Hall, UNH’s premier administration building, was one of the largest restoration projects undertaken in New Hampshire’s history. The most significant problem to be addressed was the outward spreading of the hall’s vast wood-framed roof, a problem that has affected the building’s exterior envelope and interior finishes almost since it was first constructed. The solution for this was the creation of a hidden system of
cable cross-ties and wall sill attachments, followed by a full restoration
of the brick and granite masonry exterior. The project also included the
re-detailing and reconstruction of hollow ornamental turrets that define
each of the hall’s many outside corners, using a replication of the hall’s
unique two-clayed mottled brick of which no other historical applications
are known.

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