Christie Hall at University of Portland
Constructed in 1911, this 122-room historic dormitory building was renovated on an accelerated schedule to be completed during the three month summer recess. The project included a rebuilt steam heating system, new plumbing, windows and exterior doors, a resealed brick facade, new interior finishes and a new chapel. Extensive dryrot was discovered which had to be repaired while the rest of the work proceeded. When it was discovered that traditional methods would damage the old mortar, we developed a method that involved a special drilling process with epoxy anchored straps to seismically upgrade the brick walls.