Exterior Revitalization for the Knott Humanities Center Begins on the Campus of Loyola University Maryland
November 5, 2019 – Lewis Contractors is currently serving as Construction Manager for the exterior envelope revitalization at the Rev. Francis X. Knott, S.J. Humanities Center, a large three-story, Tudor-style building originally built in 1896 on the campus of Loyola University Maryland. The Humanities Center currently houses the Humanities Departments, Undergraduate Admissions Office Suite, President’s Office, and other University functions. This important, historical building functions as the front door for the University, providing visitors their first impression of the Loyola campus.
Included in the revitalization efforts are the replacement of select roofing, slate shingles to match existing, reconstruction of missing finials and wood finial bases, rain chain terra cotta restoration, window sashes and framing, and repair of broken stone sills and exterior wood trim to match the existing profiles. The Lewis team will also perform masonry restoration, carpentry repairs to the exterior woodwork, stucco refinishing with new acrylic elastomeric coating, copper flashing installation, and the repainting of the building facade to refresh the overall aesthetic.
“We are delighted to take part in this transformative revitalization at Loyola’s doorstop,” said Tyler Tate, P.E., President of Lewis Contractors, “To that end, we have carefully assembled a team of trade experts who share our belief that it is a privilege to work at Loyola.” The renovation is scheduled to be complete in the spring of 2020.
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