Mohican Building Williams Arts Campus

Construction Value:
Lafayette College
Spillman Farmer Architects

This project primarily involved refurbishing and securing the envelope of the exterior of this historically significant 20,000 SF building located at the entrance of the Lafayette College campus in preparation to house classrooms, rehearsal studios and faculty offices for the school’s new Williams Arts Campus. The scope of work included repairing the spalled concrete piers supporting the building over Bushkill Creek, re-pointing the exterior brickwork, constructing window jambs to accept new high-efficiency window units throughout the building, installing a new storefront system at the entrance and laying down a new rubber roof system that is adaptable to converting to future green roof use whereby vegetation placed in a growing medium can be planted on top of it. Challenges of the project were to duplicate the exact form and color of numerous original terra cotta façade pieces that had become damaged over time and, in order to protect Bushkill Creek, to safely collect, remove and transport off-site the run-off of cleaning solution used to power wash the entire building.