Originally built in 1914, Waite High School’s multi-phased renovation was completed while the school building was occupied and operating. The project scope of work included exterior and interior renovation of the high school through the Ohio School Facilities Commission.
Auditorium renovations included flooring, replacement of historic aluminum windows, and an HVAC system. Existing draperies were cleaned and restored, and the stage curtain was replaced. Existing seating was restored to as-new condition using the original seat frames. Lighting was replaced with energy efficient replica fixtures under a separate energy conservation program.
All soiled and damaged interior plaster finishes were repaired. In addition, decorative plaster moldings and trim were repaired and missing areas rebuilt using templates from the original profiles. Round supply air diffusers were combined with flat metal panels and inserted into the original round ceiling ventilation openings, preserving the ornamental plaster trim. An entire 32’ x 15’ section of water damaged molded plaster ceiling in the foyer was reconstructed to match the original quatrefoil pattern.
Location: Toledo, Ohio