PRESERVE

HISTORIC PRESERVATION - RESTORATION - REHABILITATION

MCF has maintained a long tradition of sensitive – but transformational – interventions in historic buildings and sites, ranging from National Historic Landmarks to historic “signature” campus buildings. We endeavor to understand the existing building by gathering information on its history, original construction, later modifications, and uses over time.  Intervention in buildings with historic significance must look to the future, but must also be informed by the past.

 

Wilkinsburg Train Station

WILKINSBURG COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION

The Wilkinsburg Train Station scope of work includes the renovation of the two story train station, consisting of approximately 9,000 square feet of space. As a Historic Registered Landmark, the building is being restored within historically appropriate building guidelines. MCF initiated the work with a hand survey of the existing building and continued forward with a laser scan of the building and a topographical survey of the site.

TYPE  Restoration

SIZE  9,000 GSF

HIGHLIGHTS

Historic Restoration of Building Envelope

Historic Registered Landmark

Study of Rainwater Runoff

Authentic Plaster Detailing

Designation and Design of Parking Areas

Heinz Hall  

PITTSBURGH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

In 1971, the former Loew’s Penn Movie Palace was renovated to become the home of the world renowned Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra as well as a venue for opera, ballet, and traveling performances.  Under the leadership and vision of Jack Heinz, the 2750 seat theater became the catalyst for the nationally recognized Pittsburgh Cultural District.  With its state-of-the-art main stage, orchestra pit and support facilities, the acoustics of the hall for symphonic music are second to none.

TYPE  Renovation

SIZE  +125,000 GSF

HIGHLIGHTS

2,750 seats

Patron Lounges

Soundproof Rehearsal Room

Two-Ton Chandelier

 

Kauke Hall

THE COLLEGE OF WOOSTER

Designed in 1902, Kauke Hall is the main academic building on the College of Wooster campus.  Our renovation was more of a reclamation; removing the 1960's drop ceilings to expose the timber frame and full-height windows, and connecting what was once five separate "learning units." With the renovation the building continues to be the icon of the college and the heart of the Wooster campus.  Graduation is still staged here every Mother's Day and students still pack the arch with snow every winter!

TYPE  Renovation

SIZE  72,924 GSF

HIGHLIGHTS

20 Flexible Classrooms

68 Faculty Offices

Traditional Wood Mouldings & Paneling

15'+ Timber Ceilings

The Old Main Cafe & Terrace

 

President's House 

WESTERN RESERVE ACADEMY

The President’s House is the oldest building on the campus of the Western Reserve Academy and is listed on the National Parks Service - Register of Historic Places.  In 2016, MCF was hired to renovate, restore and adapt the residence into a new home for the Admissions Office.

TYPE  Renovation

SIZE  9,000 GSF

HIGHLIGHTS

National Register of Historic Places

Geothermal Heating & Cooling Systems

Two Duplex Apartments

Interconnected Offices

ADA Entrances

 

Seymour Hall

WESTERN RESERVE ACADEMY

In conjunction with MCF's renovation of the new Admissions Center, additional space in Seymour Hall was created allowing for additional classrooms and administrative offices. The restoration included a comprehensive exterior restoration, new energy-efficient windows, ADA upgrades, renovation of historic classrooms & offices, as well as the sensitive installation of all new MEP systems.

TYPE  Renovation

SIZE  50,000 GSF

HIGHLIGHTS

National Register of Historic Places

Geothermal heating & cooling systems

Partial Repointing to match existing mortar

New ADA accessible entrance

Elevator 

 

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