Noyes House Restoration

Vassar College | Poughkeepsie, New York

Designed by Eero Saarinen in 1957, the distinctive appearance of Noyes House comes from its circular shape and chevron-shaped windows. Maintenance to the building over the years had managed to retain much of its original appearance and materials, but there were increasing leaks related to the roof and window components, including window casements that were no longer able to fully close and latch. Hired with the direction to identify options to correct these conditions within a limited budget, VMA assessed the roof conditions and the 468 extruded aluminum window sashes and developed a program for repairing damaged window elements which prioritized retaining as much original material as possible. The scope included replacing the undersized window hinges and worn weatherstrip gaskets throughout and repairing or replacing damaged operator mechanisms where necessary. At the roof, a revised parapet cap provided additional flashing protection to protect leaking corner elements while retaining the original profile.

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PROJECT DETAILS

Size: 468 windows
Budget: $185,000

SERVICES PROVIDED

Architecture, Historical Preservation

Noyes House Restoration

Vassar College | Poughkeepsie, New York

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