Brown University Bannister House Study
BTGA was retained by the Brown University Department of Facilities Management in 2012 to investigate the feasibility of the restoration of the historic 93 Benevolent Street, otherwise known as the Edward M. Bannister House. We provided the University with recommendations for masonry stabilization, multiple renovation layouts and corresponding construction budgets. At the request of the owner we investigated a restoration of the building to its original wood cladding, saving the existing masonry and a complete rebuild of the structure. This work was completed on a very tight timeframe and in conjunction with both the University’s Faculty and Real Estate Departments.
Brown University used the study to evaluate their options and ultimately decided to bring the building back to its original, shingle-clad 1884 design when it was home Christiana and Edward Bannister.