As K−12 school budgets dwindle and energy costs rise, fewer resources are dedicated to school operations and maintenance. As a result, the health and performance of these buildings (and the students and staff inside) suffer.
One of Detroit’s historic areas—the former J.L. Hudson’s Department Store (Hudson’s Site)—is due for a facelift, with a redesign from Hamilton Anderson Associates (HAA) and SHoP Architects currently in the works.
Reroofing and roof maintenance are seldom as simple as just applying a new layer of roofing. Indeed, they can often require selective demolition, roof deck repair and penetrations, insulation, new rooftop equipment, flashings, and repair and extension of other existing work.