Ives Hall Renovation | Cornell University
LERA was the structural engineer for a renovation and addition to the Ives Hall Faculty building in Cornell’s School of Industrial and Labor Relations.
Originally constructed in 1936 and renovated twice since then, the 43,000-sf (4,000-sm) structure was completely renovated to provide a modern, ADA compliant facility. A portion of the existing building was demolished and replaced with a precast floor plank on masonry block wall system.
Additional structural work will included new openings for an elevator, stairwells, and windows. Retaining walls for a new areaway were designed to service a graduate student basement office.