University of Delaware – Memorial Hall

Additions & Renovations

Project Type

Higher Education

Project Description

Construction management services to restore and expand historic structure built in 1925 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places included:

  • 74 faculty offices
  • 14 classrooms
  • Case study room
  • Computer labs
  • Writing Center
  • Auditorium-theater type classroom
  • Courtyard

Construction challenges included:

  • Excavating 7 feet of earth and underpinning existing building
  • Shoring and extending basement columns in place to lower basement floor by 3 feet
  • Upgrading all MEP systems
  • Replication and restoration of chair rail, mill work, pedestal, plaques, plaster cornices, and chandelier
  • Replication of 8 exterior rosettes


Award of Excellence - Delaware Chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors

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University of Delaware

Anderson Brown Higley Associates

Newark, New Castle County, DE

Square Feet
12,000 square feet - new
38,000 square feet - renovation

Construction Time
12 months

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