Blairstown, New Jersey
Area: 17,000 sq. ft.
Founded in 1848, Blair Academy http://www.blair.edu/, one of the premier private educational institutions in the northeastern United States, has an enrollment of 435 students; the majority of which are full time residence during the school year. In order to continually provide exceptional facilities and to accommodate a growing student population it was necessary to renovate and expand a 150-year old, four-storey stone and wood dormitory located on the main campus.
The project included a first floor dining hall and kitchen with three stories of student and faculty housing above. The fourth floor was returned to useful service as newly refinished student housing with a new oak stairwell added for building access. Additional renovations included a new elevator tower for increased accessibility as well as a new fire protection system.