Historic Project Experience | National Register of Historic BuildingsSarah Turnbaugh
Working in historic settings requires extra care and attention to detail to ensure the historical integrity of the space is preserved throughout construction. JBC has completed historic interior renovations across three institutions, Towson University, Friends of Patterson Park, and the University of Maryland Baltimore (UMB). At UMB, the Davidge Hall Building is recognized on the National Register of Historic Buildings. Learn more below!
UMB – Davidge Hall Restroom Upgrade
Completed in February 2022, JBC upgraded the existing restrooms in the historic, three-story Davidge Hall building. JBC first completed a partial demolition of the existing restrooms and kitchenettes before constructing two all-gender restrooms in their place. Minor renovations were made to the mechanical ductwork, fire alarm system, and sprinkler system to accommodate the new work. New finished completed the project creating a new, fresh restroom for students and faculty while maintaining the historical integrity of the building.
Friends of Patterson Park – White House and Community Center
JBC was contracted in 2019 by CapEx and Friends of Patterson Park as construction manager for the restoration of the 1868 Superintendent’s house. JBC collaborated with the design team and value engineering efforts until funding was finalized and final approval from the City was received. Aware of the historical significance of the building, JBC strove to keep the building’s original brick archways and matched the historic slate roof and floors. Updating and expanding this neighborhood staple into a functional and esthetically pleasing space for FoPP and the Baltimore City community is something JBC was excited to be a part of!
Towson University – Newell Dining Hall Restoration & Renovation
Newell Dining Hall is a three-story building with a basement utility space. The original building was built in 1914 and has undergone several renovations to keep up with the University’s growth. This project was developed to address building envelope issues that required a combination of renovations and restoration. Restoration work included masonry point up and the replacement of the slate and sheet metal roofing. The renovations encompassed the construction of a new ADA-accessible elevator, ADA-compliant restrooms, replacement of exterior doors, storefront, and windows, as well as the installation of a new two-ton 2800 CFM makeup air unit with numerous exhaust fans.
“I greatly enjoyed working on Towson’s campus for this project. Having the opportunity to help preserve the history of the university where several of my children have graduated from was a rewarding experience.” – Andrew, Chief Estimator