"The Restoration of the first-floor corridor alone deserves a prize."
Retanuer Baynes Associates, Chesapeake, Va.
Remodeler: Jeff Knowles
Architect: Thomas Retnauer
Photographer: Scot Wertz
While the original building featured a plaster ceiling applied to concrete floor decks, the team’s design—which includes modernized HVAC systems as well as a sprinkler system—required a new ceiling that wouldn’t compromise the existing beam structure, as is mandated for historical compliance. The team used a BIM system and clash detection to get it done.
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