ROOFING RESTORATION & CUSTOM SKYLIGHT INSTALLATION FOR LORADO TAFT MIDWAY STUDIO AT UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO

Roofing Restoration & Custom Skylight Installation
Roofing Restoration & Custom Skylight Installation
Roofing Restoration & Custom Skylight Installation

The original home, carriage house and connected buildings on the property of the University of Chicago were converted many years ago into a studio, dormitory and learning center for Lorado Taft to teach and create many of his well-known sculptures. Knickerbocker was retained to replace the roofs and sheet metal with new Vermont slate, architectural shingles, copper metal valleys, gutters, downspouts, and twelve (12) custom fabricated skylights. The work was performed in conjunction with masonry tuck-pointing and interior remodeling. Knickerbocker utilized scaffolding, personal fall arrest systems, a crane, and a lull to safely accomplish this difficult project. Weekly project meetings with all trades allowed this project to maintain a timely completion.  For more information or to request a custom quote, please contact us today.

Project Description Restoration of an historic building with new slate roof, copper metal and 12 new custom skylights.
Capabilities Applied/Processes Primary:
Roofing restoration
Installation
  • Custom skylights
  • Framing
Expertise Roofing
Overall Roof Dimensions 3,700 sq. ft. of slate roofing / 6,000 sq. feet of shingles / 2,000 sq. feet of reflective modified bitumen
Materials Used 
Asphalt shingles
Slate
Reflective modified bitumen
Skylights
Challenges Installation of custom skylight was coordinated with classes in progress.
Special care was taken into account to ensure student safety.
Industry for Use Sculpture industry
Timeframe Fall 2009
  • Time flexibility (long lead times)
Delivery Location Chicago, Illinois
Standards Met Customer specifications
Project Name Roof Restoration & Custom Skylights