Historic Structures

Glessner House Museum

Chicago, Illinois

Water leakage investigation to identify the source of ongoing leaks causing interior damage to this historic landmark house museum built in 1887. Designed during the Gilded Age by Architect Henry Hobson Richardson, the house remains an internationally-known treasure for its radical departure from traditional Victorian architecture that has served as an inspiration to architects and helped redefine domestic architecture. This pro bona investigation by RRJ and Berglund Construction led to the implementation of repairs. 

Medinah Country Club | Clubhouse Roof Plaza

Medinah, Illinois

Water leakage investigation and repair recommendations to resolve plaza roof deck leakage into the men's locker room at this historic clubhouse. A visual survey of the concrete plaza deck topping and underside structural slab was performed verifying the existing waterproofing and drain details to confirm existing conditions and leakage sources with a summary of findings and a remedial program.

Nebraska State Capitol Restoration

Lincoln, Nebraska

RRJ was retained by a local restoration architect, working for the GSA to restore the capitol building, to provide air infiltration testing, and consultation to evaluate the air leakage rates associated with the various configurations of the existing windows at the Capitol Building. The Nebraska State Capitol is constructed of Indiana limestone and is a National Historic Landmark. This capitol building was the nation's first statehouse design to radically depart from the prototypical form of the nation's Capitol structures and to be used as an office tower.