If you own, build, or design commercial or institutional buildings,
perhaps you will agree with some of the following statements:
- The lightweight construction used today is more prone to damage
from leakage than the massive buildings of yesterday.
- Greater than average expertise and attention is needed to
address exterior window, wall, roofing and below-grade conditions.
- Problem-solving firms with experience in remedial work are
attuned to potential problems and highly motivated to avoid
- More detailed and reliable construction documents means fewer
problems in the field.
These are all reasons to consider using Leavitt Associates to
produce construction document packages for the building exterior,
in association with a design or interiors architect.
Leavitt Associates' involvement with field investigation and
remediation makes us better designers, because we understand the
advantages as well as the limitations of the products and systems
The Savoy Condominium,
Boston Massachusetts (construction photo)
Leavitt Associates, Architect of Record
Hacin Associates, Design Architect
Owner: Savoy Associates LLC
Contractor: SEA-DAR Construction
Recently-completed luxury condominium has no leakage problems
The need to preserve an existing historic façade during
construction, plus a strong resolve by the Owner and Contractor
to avoid leakage issues in this luxury condominium, led the Owner
to retain Leavitt Associates to do the construction documents,
in association with Hacin Associates as Design Architect. The
design of this luxury building included extras such as penthouse
terraces and ornamental cast-stone trim around the windows, that
presented difficult waterproofing issues.
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