8 Newbury Street 

Client  |  BH+A Architects, Urban Meritage
Project Location  |  Boston, MA
Project Size  |  25,000 s.f. 

The Challenge:  Original cast stone facade heavily deteriorated due to failing steel support system. 

Project Scope:

  • Wessling Architects was hired to help investigate substantial deterioration of the precast concrete front facade. They led the investigation of several potential repair solutions and detailed the final restoration solution. 
  • Final scope of work inlcuded the complete removal of the precast concrete facade and backup wall, repair and waterproofing of the exposed steel frame, and reinstallation of a new backup wall and the original precast masonry units. 
  • Prepared details for installation of new window units and decorative metal panels. 
  • The project followed strict City of Boston preservation standards.