As one of the first components of the Amherst College’s Residential Master Plan, the conversion of Williston Hall turned this existing classroom/office building into a modern residence hall.
|Client:|| ||Amherst College|
|Designer:|| ||Sacco + McKinney|
|Size:|| ||10,000 SF|
- Complete interior demolition, leaving only the brick shell.
- Removal of existing roof, roof trusses and existing floors.
- Shoring of existing exterior masonry walls.
- New structural steel frame inside the existing masonry walls.
- Casting of concrete on the new structural steel floor slabs.
- Repointing of existing masonry with variously-sized mortar joints.
- The original handmade bricks, which became narrower as the building rose, required
- Saw cutting of the new bricks on site to match the original handmade bricks which became narrower as the building rose.
- Existing lime putty and prior repairs in cement mortar removed to a depth of 1” from the face of the brick.
- New lime putty manufactured by US Heritage Group from Chicago using special sand formulated to match the interior color of the existing mortar.