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Scoville Memorial Library
Scoville Memorial Library

Scoville Memorial Library

Property listed on National Register of Historic Places

Scoville Memorial Library was constructed in 1894 in the Romanesque style with monies donated by Jonathan Scoville, a local philanthropist. The building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1982 Cirrus contributed to a comprehensive effort to evaluate the conditions of the building with the goal of addressing long-standing building leaks and to provide a general preservation plan. Role: Structural Engineer, 2020.

Location:Salisbury, CTCategory:Conditions Assessment
Caprilands
Caprilands

Caprilands

Performed an assessment and report for the long term maintenance plan of this now museum building, one of a small number of seventeenth century structures surviving in our country.

Location:Coventry, CTCategory:Capital Needs Assessment
Bill Memorial Library
Bill Memorial Library

Bill Memorial Library

The 1890 Bill Memorial Library building was designed by architect Stephen Earle of Worcester, Massachusetts in the Richardsonian Romanesque style. It has undergone 2 expansions, one in 1907 and another in 1994. Cirrus contributed to a comprehensive effort to evaluate the conditions of the building with the goal of addressing long-standing building leaks and to provide a general preservation plan. Role: Structural Engineer, 2020.

Location:Groton, CTCategory:Conditions Assessment
Armsmear
Armsmear

Armsmear

Property designated as a National Historic Landmark

Assessed the condition and designed repairs for the decorative wrought iron balconies and fire escapes. mainly constructed in 1910 when Samuel and Elizabeth Colt’s home, now in the newly established Coltsville National Park, was converted to a retirement home per Elizabeth’s wishes.

Location:Hartford, CTCategory:Conditions Assessment
We shape our buildings; thereafter they shape us.”Winston Churchill
Austin House
Austin House

Austin House

Completed a full conditions assessment of the reinforced concrete roof/deck slabs, site and retaining walls of the 1930’s home of the former director of the Wadsworth Atheneum. The assessment included both strength and material analyses as well as recommendations and cost estimates for restoration.

Location:Hartford, CTCategory:Conditions Assessment
Deacon John Grave House
Deacon John Grave House

Deacon John Grave House

Performed an assessment and report for the long term maintenance plan of this now museum building, one of a small number of seventeenth century structures surviving in our country.

Location:Madison, CTCategory:Capital Needs Assessment
Deep River Historical Society Building
Deep River Historical Society Building

Deep River Historical Society Building

Performed a conditions assessment of the stone masonry façade and interior timber frame o this 1840 structure, including a structural capacity analysis.

Location:Madison, CTCategory:Conditions Assessment
Ellsworth Homestead
Ellsworth Homestead

Ellsworth Homestead

Property designated as a National Historic Landmark

Performed the structural portion of a conditions and capital needs assessment for this National Historic Landmark and home of the prominent Connecticut lawyer and politician, Oliver Ellsworth, who served as a drafter of the United States constitution, United States Senator and Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. The building was originally constructed in two subsequent phases in 1781-83 and 1789.
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Location:Windsor, CTCategory:Conditions Assessment
Farmhouse at the Mount
Farmhouse at the Mount

Farmhouse at the Mount

Performed the structural engineering component of the conditions assessment for the farmhouse connected to Edith Wharton’s Berkshire estate known as 'The Mount' constructed circa 1908.

Location:Lenox, MACategory:Conditions Assessment
Collaboration allows teachers to capture each other's fund of collective intelligence.”Mike Schmoker
First Church Windsor Meetinghouse
First Church Windsor Meetinghouse

First Church Windsor Meetinghouse

Property designated as a Contributing Property in the Palisado Avenue Historic District, National Register Historic District

Performed a capital needs and conditions assessment of “campus” buildings including the 1794 Meetinghouse, 1805 Pierson House, 1755 Russell House and 1955 Parish House. Performed a subsequent more focused forsensic assessment of the Meetinghouse queen post timber trusses to determine the cause of cracking in the ceiling below.

Location:Windsor, CTCategory:Conditions Assessment
Indian and Colonial Research Center
Indian and Colonial Research Center

Indian and Colonial Research Center

Performed forensic assessment of cracks in the exterior masonry walls and outlined recommended repairs of the former Mystic Bank building constructed in 1856 .

Location:Mystic, CTCategory:Conditions Assessment
Scranton Library Campus Buildings
Scranton Library Campus Buildings

Scranton Library Campus Buildings

Performed conditions assessment of three campus buildings dated 1855, 1865 and 1920 for the purpose of being renovated as future additions to library programming space, including evaluation for floor loadings.

Location:Madison, CTCategory:Conditions Assessment
Great results begin with great questions.”Marilee Adams
Trinity College Chapel
Trinity College Chapel

Trinity College Chapel

Performed a conditions assessment to help identify specific building envelope breaches allowing water into the structure to facilitate Trinity College in prioritizing exterior restoration work. Construction of the Trinity College Chapel, an English-Gothic style structure designed by Philip Hubert Frohman, of Frohman, Robb and Little, was completed in 1932 during the throes of the Great Depression.

Location:Hartford, CTCategory:Peer Review
Trinity Episcopal Church
Trinity Episcopal Church

Trinity Episcopal Church

Property listed as a Contributing Property within Brooklyn Green National Register Historic District

Performed historic research and in-field survey to provide a comprehensive exterior envelope conditions assessment, including phased cost estimates and treatment recommendations for structural stabilization repairs and treatment of deferred maintenance of the 1866 historic masonry envelope.

Location:Brooklyn, CTCategory:Conditions Assessment
Waterbury Clock Company Buildings
Waterbury Clock Company Buildings

Waterbury Clock Company Buildings

Performed the structural portion of a reuse study to determine the feasibilty of adaptively reusing a block of non-vacant early twentieth century "slow burn" factory buildings.

Location:Waterbury, CTCategory:Reuse Study
Loom City Lofts
Loom City Lofts

Loom City Lofts

Property designated on National Register of Historic Places

Performed a structural peer review for the adaptive reuse of the former Roosevelt Mills factory building into a multi-family residential building. Constructed in 1906 using the Kahn System of Reinforced Concrete, this building was among the first in the United States to embrace reinforced concrete technology.

Location:Vernon, CTCategory:Peer Review
All Saints Church
All Saints Church

All Saints Church

The Colt Memorial Parish House was constructed as a memorial to the famed Samuel and Elizabeth Colt’s son Caldwell in the High Victorian style in 1896. The building was designed Edward Tucker Potter, who also designed the adjacent Church of the Good Shepherd structure in 1869. Both buildings are part of the Coltsville National Park. For the current project, Cirrus produced structural construction documents for the repair and restoration of the below-grade coal bunkers under the driveway in front of the building and provided structural design input for the driveway restoration and accessibility improvements. Role: Structural Engineer of Record, 2019.

Location:Hartford, CTCategory: Repair/Restoration (Design, Construction Admin) Screen reader support enabled.
Wadsworth Stable
Wadsworth Stable

Wadsworth Stable

Property listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Lebanon Green National Register Historic District Contributing Resource

Designed anchorage for resetting new and existing terra cotta façade pieces as part of a comprehensive and extensive building envelope restoration. This limestone and terra-cotta clad Greek Revival courthouse building was constructed in 1929 following damage to the earlier 1855 and 1881 buildings by fire.

Location:Lebanon, CTCategory:Conditions Assessment
Colt Memorial Parish House
Colt Memorial Parish House

Colt Memorial Parish House

Property listed on National Register of Historic Places, Coltsville Historic District Contributing Property

Performed a forensic assessment of the Guastavino tile vaulting in the Library Wing constructed circa 1904 and framing to determine the cause of cracking as part of a restoration project.

Location:Plymouth, MACategory:Design of Historic Restoration
St. Joseph's Cathedral
St. Joseph's Cathedral

St. Joseph's Cathedral

Performed a structural forensic investigation to determine the cause of falling pieces from the decorative floor-to-ceiling architectural terra cotta screen walls on either side of the altar in the chancel. After identifying the cause of the instability, designs were developed to stabilize the screen walls from future movements. The Cathedral of Saint Joseph was constructed in 1962 in a modern Gothic style with a cast concrete structure and Alabama limestone veneer.

Location:Hartford, CTCategory:Design of Repairs
Architecture is the biggest unwritten document of history.”Daniel Libeskind
Indian Hill Cemetery Chapel
Indian Hill Cemetery Chapel

Indian Hill Cemetery Chapel

Performed the structural portion of a comprehensive conditions assessment followed by design and construction for exterior masonry repairs and restoration as well as interior framing repairs. This Gothic Revival style chapel constructed c. 1867 is located on the north slope of “Wune Wahjet”, a sacred site of the indigenous Wangunk tribe renamed Indian Hill in 1850 when the site became a cemetery.

Location:Middletown, CTCategory:Design of Historic Restoration
Suffolk County Supreme Courthouse - Exterior Restoration
Suffolk County Supreme Courthouse - Exterior Restoration

Suffolk County Supreme Courthouse - Exterior Restoration

Designed anchorage for resetting new and existing terra cotta façade pieces as part of a comprehensive and extensive building envelope restoration. This limestone and terra-cotta clad Greek Revival courthouse building was constructed in 1929 following damage to the earlier 1855 and 1881 buildings by fire.

Location:Riverhead, NYCategory:Design of Masonry Anchors for Building Envelope Preservation
Pilgrim Hall
Pilgrim Hall

Pilgrim Hall

Performed a forensic assessment of the Guastavino tile vaulting in the Library Wing constructed circa 1904 and framing to determine the cause of cracking as part of a restoration project.

Location:Plymouth, MACategory:Design of Historic Restoration
Question everything!”Albert Einstein
Governor Jonathan Trumbull House
Governor Jonathan Trumbull House

Governor Jonathan Trumbull House

Property listed as National Historic Landmark

Performed a capital needs and conditions assessment in 2014, which has been followed up with annual design and construction projects with the end goal of fully restoring the house museum. This eighteenth century timber frame Georgian home building was home to Governor Jonathan Trumbull, the only Colonial Governor to support the war for independence during the Revolutionary War.

Location:Lebanon, CTCategory:Design of Historic Restoration
Wadsworth Atheneum - Morgan Building Envelope Repairs
Wadsworth Atheneum - Morgan Building Envelope Repairs

Wadsworth Atheneum - Morgan Building Envelope Repairs

Assisted Engineer of Record with construction administration for the comprehensive exterior envelope restoration of the Morgan Building, constructed circa 1910, including reconstruction of the Tennessee marble parapets. The Wadsworth Atheneum is the oldest public art museum in the United States, built originally in 1844 with four subsequent additions constructed through 1965.

Location:Hartford, CTCategory:Construction Administration of Building Envelope Preservation
Brooklyn High School of the Arts - Exterior Restoration
Brooklyn High School of the Arts - Exterior Restoration

Brooklyn High School of the Arts - Exterior Restoration

Designed anchorage for resetting and repairing damaged exterior marble stone panels on this 1929 structure.

Location:Brooklyn, NYCategory:Design of Masonry Anchors for Building Envelope Preservation
CCSU Parking Garage - Restoration
CCSU Parking Garage - Restoration

CCSU Parking Garage - Restoration

Assisted Engineer of Record in restoration and repair of concrete slab and steel frame parking garage.

Location:New Britain, CTCategory:Design of Repairs
Lewis Walpole Library Barn
Lewis Walpole Library Barn

Lewis Walpole Library Barn

Assisted Engineer of Record in the conditions assessment and design of repairs for building renovation.

Location:Design of RepairsCategory:Farmington, CT
Creativity is bound up in our ability to find new ways around old problems.”Martin Seligman
Mulberry House
Mulberry House

Mulberry House

Provided design services for the repair, re-support and weather-proofing of existing precast concrete panels that had shifted due to corroded supporting shelf angles. Located in the Ridgewood Historic District of Springfield, Mulberry House is a 5-story apartment building constructed in the 1960’s.

Location:Springfield, MACategory:Design of Building Envelope Repairs
New York Life Building - Exterior Restoration
New York Life Building - Exterior Restoration

New York Life Building - Exterior Restoration

Property listed on the National Register of Historic Places, New York City Landmark

Designed anchorage for resetting exterior limestone veneer panels to the structural steel frame and brick back-up as part of a comprehensive exterior restoration of the building. The 40-story sky-scraper, with distinct pyramidal gilded roof, was designed by architect Cass Gilbert in the Gothic Revival style and constructed in 1928.

Location:New York City, NYCategory:Design of Masonry Anchors for Building Envelope Preservation
William Russell House
William Russell House

William Russell House

Property listed as a Contributing Property in the Palisado Avenue Historic District, National Register Historic District

Perfomed a forensic and conditions assessment for the building, then designed repairs for the timber frame and masonry chimney base and foundation. Master craftsman Timothy Loomis III constructed the building for the Reverend William Russell in 1753, and the house stayed in the Russell family for two hundred years before being purchased by the First Church of Windsor.

Location:Windsor, CTCategory:Design of Historic Repair
Merrell Tavern - Front Porch
Merrell Tavern - Front Porch

Merrell Tavern - Front Porch

Property listed on National Register of Historic Places

Provided design and construction administrative services for the restoration and repair of the two-story timber frame front porch constructed in the 1850's.

Location:South Lee, MACategory:Design of Historic Repair
199 Allen Place
199 Allen Place

199 Allen Place

Designed historically appropriate restoration, repair, safety and code upgrades to the front and rear porches in this college owned property constructed circa 1900. Designed corrections to the roof drainage components to allow water to flow away from the structure.

Location:Hartford, CTCategory:Historic Restoration/Building Envelope Preservation Design
Good design is obvious. Great design is transparent.”Joe Sparano
Trinity on Main
Trinity on Main

Trinity on Main

Property listed on the National Register of Historic Places (listed as Trinity Methodist Episcopal Church)

Designed structural reinforcement for the granite bell tower including sock anchor reinforcement of corner turrets and introduction of spring-loaded steel tension frames to restrain lateral movement.

Location:New Britain, CTCategory:Design of Building Envelope Repairs
New Haven Clock Factory
New Haven Clock Factory

New Haven Clock Factory

Assisted the contractor with design calculations for a new timber frame spire to replace the existing crumbling masonry spire originally constructed in 1880.

Location:New Bedford, MACategory:New Addition
Pac 10 Lofts
Pac 10 Lofts

Pac 10 Lofts

Property listed as a contributing resource in the North Canal National Historic District

As a phase of a sizable development, The Brook Hill Village project included the design and construction of multiple 12-unit multi-family residential buildings. The buildings are designed with lumber platform frames and pre-fabricated truss roofs.

Location:Suffield, CTCategory:New Construction
Ferry Street Lofts
Ferry Street Lofts

Ferry Street Lofts

Property listed as a Contributing Property within the Nashawannuck Mills Historic District, District on the National Register of Historic Places

Completed the design and construction administration for this National Register listed former tinstel factory on the Connecticut River. Responsible for the structural design of the 1920 reinforced concrete portion of the building, including concrete repairs and work incidental to the adaptive re-use.

Location:Easthampton, MACategory:Adaptive Reuse and Renovation
Grace Episcopal Church
Grace Episcopal Church

Grace Episcopal Church

Assisted the contractor with design calculations for a new timber frame spire to replace the existing crumbling masonry spire originally constructed in 1880.

Location:New Bedford, MACategory:New Addition
Willow Creek
Willow Creek

Willow Creek

Served as the Engineer of Record for a new low-rise housing development comprised of a variety of rental and owned multi-family buildings. The buildings are designed with lumber platform frames and pre-fabricated truss roofs.

Location:Hartford, CTCategory:New Construction
The minute we begin to think we have all of the answers, we forget the questions.”Madeleine L’Engle
Brook Hill Village
Brook Hill Village

Brook Hill Village

As a phase of a sizable development, The Brook Hill Village project included the design and construction of multiple 12-unit multi-family residential buildings. The buildings are designed with lumber platform frames and pre-fabricated truss roofs.

Location:Suffield, CTCategory:New Construction
Montgomery Mill
Montgomery Mill

Montgomery Mill

Completed the design and construction administration for this National Register listed former tinstel factory on the Connecticut River. Responsible for the structural design of the 1920 reinforced concrete portion of the building, including concrete repairs and work incidental to the adaptive re-use.

Location:Windsor Locks, CTCategory:Adaptive Reuse and Renovation
Saxton B. Little Library
Saxton B. Little Library

Saxton B. Little Library

Served as the structural engineer of record for a much needed renovation, repair and single-story addition to the historic farmhouse bequeathed to the institution and its 1985 expansion.

Location:Columbia, CTCategory:New Addition
Sheffield Island Sea Wall
Sheffield Island Sea Wall

Sheffield Island Sea Wall

Designed new timber piling and ballasted sea wall to help protect the Sheffield Island Lighthouse constructed in 1868.

Location:Norwalk, CTCategory:New Construction
Swift Factory
Swift Factory

Swift Factory

Property listed on the National Register of Historic Places

Completed the design and construction administration for the adaptive re-use of this National Register listed gold leaf factory complex into small business production and office spaces. The buildings range in age from 1887 to 1948.

Location:Hartford, CTCategory:Adaptive Reuse and Renovation
A team is not a group of people who work together. A team is a group of people who trust each other.”Simon Sinek
Trinity College, Ferris Athletic Center
Trinity College, Ferris Athletic Center

Trinity College, Ferris Athletic Center

Designed new structure for various roof top units, assessed roof for future modifications, and designed repairs to water-damaged wall in this collegiate athletic complex.

Location:Hartford, CTCategory:Renovation
Trinity College, Life Science Center - Boyer Auditorium
Trinity College, Life Science Center - Boyer Auditorium

Trinity College, Life Science Center - Boyer Auditorium

Designed new mezzanine level to make existing steeply sloped auditorium space into one with a shallower slope. Fast-tracked summer project.

Location:Hartford, CTCategory:Renovation
Wadsworth Atheneum - Basement / Art Storage Renovation
Wadsworth Atheneum - Basement / Art Storage Renovation

Wadsworth Atheneum - Basement / Art Storage Renovation

Provided the structural design associated with reconfiguring existing basement spaces into an integrated state of the art collection storage space.

Location:Hartford, CTCategory:Renovation
If you focus on providing genuine value, you will succeed.”John Bates
Residence on Martha's Vineyard
Residence on Martha's Vineyard

Residence on Martha's Vineyard

Designed a new addition including new deck space for this island home.

Location:Edgartown, MACategory:New Addition
Willington Town Hall
Willington Town Hall

Willington Town Hall

Property listed as a Contributing Property in Willington Common Historic District, National Register Historic District

Performed a conditions assessment and designed repairs for renovation of the structure into community space. Constructed in 1876, this timber-framed building originally served as the Willington Congregational Church and later as the Town Hall from 1926 to circa 1980.

Location:Willington, CTCategory:Design of Repairs