Built in 1904, the Norman style Vassar Chapel is constructed from “seamed” Cape Ann granite with sandstone detailing. When pieces of sandstone were found in the balcony seating area, CVMNEXT was retained to perform emergency evaluation and stabilization measures. As a result, the Chapel was determined to be in need of a long overdue restoration.

As construction manager, CVMNEXT developed a comprehensive envelope restoration program, phased to begin with solving the most critical life safety-, structural- and waterproofing-related aspects. The overall program included complete masonry restoration, restoration and refinishing of all stained glass/leaded windows, new copper-standing seam roofing over the cloisters and tile roofing removal and re-installation. Work included the complete removal and offsite refurbishment of the impressive and historic Tiffany stained glass rose window, and replacement of severely degraded sandstone trim and arch pieces.

Location: Poughkeepsie, NY