Architecture firm recognized for restoration of John Wesley Work House
9/11/2012 12:00:00 PM
MOODY•NOLAN WINS THREE DESIGN AWARDS FOR FISK UNIVERSITY PROJECT
COLUMBUS, Ohio – July 9, 2012 – Moody•Nolan, the nation’s largest African-American owned and operated architecture firm, won three design awards for the John Wesley Work House historic restoration project at Fisk University in Nashville, Tenn.
Moody•Nolan’s efforts won a Citation of Excellence from the Associated General Contractors, a Certificate of Merit from the State Historical Commission and an Honor Award from the Metro Nashville Historical Commission for the complete restoration of the house as it was during the era John Wesley Work occupied it. The National Park Services provided a grant for the restoration project, reviewed the designs and oversaw the construction process. Part of the restoration included microscopically analyzing the exterior paint colors.
“We have enjoyed working with Fisk University for many years and were excited when they were awarded the grant for this historic restoration. We worked closely with Fisk, the National Park Service and the contractor Rock City Construction for this remarkable transformation back into a valuable building,” said Brian Tibbs, Partner and Director of the Southeast Operations for Moody Nolan.
The scope of the restoration included the following:
· Restored original wood clapboard siding, double hung windows, original wood
doors and hardware
· Installed a new roof
· Repaired and refinished the floor
· Repaired three coal-burning fireplaces and reconstructed the
· Restored all exterior wood and rebuilt the porches
· Repaired all stone and brick masonry foundation and chimneys
· Added new electrical mechanical systems in an unobtrusive way
The restoration was completed in 2011. John Wesley Work served at Fisk University as a music instructor, the Chair of the Music Department, director of the world-famous Jubilee Singers from 1947 to 1956, and also composed and wrote music. Originally built in 1888, the Victorian style house was occupied by Mr. Work and his family from the 1940s to the 1960s.
Founded in 1982 by Curtis J. Moody, FAIA, NCARB, LEED AP, and Howard E. Nolan, PE, in Columbus, Ohio, Moody•Nolan has since worked in more than 40 states. Specializing in higher education, sports/recreation, student focused, health care and public service facilities, Moody•Nolan has been recognized with more than 185 local, state and national design citations. The Nashville office opened in 1995 and has been part of many well-known projects in Tennessee such as the Music City Center, the new Meharry Medical College Campus Center and the Vanderbilt University Student Recreation Center Expansion. With more than 160 employees, the firm has regional offices in Nashville, Tenn., Chicago, Ill., Cleveland, Ohio, Covington, Ky., Dallas, Texas, Indianapolis Ind. and Washington, D.C. For more information, visit www.moodynolan.com.
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