Braeside Elementary school is an exquisite example of prairie style architecture. Built in 1927, it is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The building features projecting roof planes, divided-lite windows, a rusticated natural stone base, and stucco walls with terra cotta tile accents. Over the years, parts of the exterior fell into disrepair.
GreenAssociates was commissioned by the owner to restore the building’s historical integrity. We worked closely with contractors to create appropriate stucco mixes for each area of the building. Degraded surfaces were either replaced or repaired and the entire building underwent a non-destructive cleaning process. Missing terra cotta accents were carefully matched and replaced.
Windows were scraped, repaired, spot primed, and painted. All glazing sealants were replaced with modern high-performance compounds. Roof, parapet and soffit reconstruction was completed using material consistent with the building’s aesthetic.
Type of Facility: Elementary School