BUCKS COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE

CLIENT
Mark Grisi
Bucks County Community College


LOCATION
Newtown, Pennsylvania

STRUCTURE

Tyler Hall, a sixty-room stone mansion, was constructed by George F. Tyler in 1930.  The mansion, plus 200 of the 2,000 original acres of the site comprise the centerpiece of Bucks County Community College.

CHALLENGE

The building presented roof and site drainage problems attributable to its original design. Compliance with current building, safety, and ADA codes required review.  Various interior and exterior projects required review of historic photos and documents to specify historically sensitive work.

SCOPE OF SERVICE
  • Conduct inspections and assessments of the roof drainage system and slate tile deterioration.
  • Provide construction documents to comply with the State of Pennsylvania’s Keystone Grants requirements.
  • Provide repair specifications for flagstone walkways, wrought iron railings, and brownstone balustrades.
  • Redesign approaches and various points of entry to meet ADA guidelines.
  • Provide interior lighting specifications and design options for the historic Music Rooms.
SOLUTION
  • Research and identify matching terra cotta shingles for necessary replacements.
  • Produced schedules and specifications for appropriate repair products for wrought iron railings and brownstone balustrades.
  • Redesigned the copper drainage systems to provide properly functioning site drainage management.
  • Identified appropriate lighting fixtures to compliment the restored crystal chandeliers.
HISTORIC STATUS
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.