Education

Chicago, IL: The Restoration of Lane Tech High School

Known as the largest high school in the entire city of Chicago, Lane Tech College Prep High School is a seventh through twelfth grade, public 4-year selective enrollment magnet high school located in Roscoe Village. Founded in 1908 and dedicated on George Washington’s birthday in 1909, Lane Tech grew rapidly and a new, larger building was constructed on Western and Addison by 1930

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Design Elements

Case Study: Burnside Bridge Restoration

Master builder John Weaver and a handful of farmers built Rohrbach’s Bridge over Antietam Creek in 1836. They built the creamy white stone bridge with three magnificent barrel arches and elegant proportions: 14 ft. 9 in wide and 125 ft. long. They made wood-capped parapets atop the structure of limestone sourced locally from there around Sharpsburg, Maryland.

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Echelon’s matching colored concrete blocks feature an integrated water repellent, as does the Amerimix mortar used to install it to battle degradation from heavy downpours on a building that bakes in the sun most of the time.
Archive (Photos)

Mesa Community College Performing Arts Center Hits High Note with Exquisite Masonry Design and Enhanced

Mesa Community College (MCC) in Mesa, Ariz., serves the academic needs of nearly 26,000 students by offering more than 200 degrees and certificates in everything from biotechnology, computer science, and dental hygiene to mortuary science and urban horticulture. However, it was a re-dedication to music and the arts that gave birth to a new Performing Arts Center, acoustically fine-tuned with an inner and outer shell of sound-reflective masonry.

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