University Hall was the first building to open on Bowling Green State University’s campus in 1915. Housing the President’s office, all administrative functions, classrooms, a theater over a gymnasium and more, the iconic building endured extensive use as well as eight substantial renovation projects over the next century. Mosser Construction was selected to improve on University Hall’s original splendor and transform it into a key recruiting tool for today’s admissions efforts.
Surprises greeted Mosser behind and within every wall throughout the complete renovation of this load-bearing masonry structure featuring chase runs for heating. Archways and doorways were created, requiring methodical demolition to preserve the original 100-year old bricks which Mosser re-used to infill existing openings which were no longer needed. A forensic masonry expert helped Mosser match the original mortar mix, (which, interestingly, included no cement).
Location: Bowling Green, Ohio