Update on the Scottish Rites Project
Other team members include:
- The Scottish Rite Temple (The Supreme Council)
- DPR Construction
- E.C. Ernst
- Hartman-Cox Architects
- KCE Structural Engineers
- Shapiro & Duncan
The team is currently wrapping up the 50% design review pricing. The coming months will include further review as warranted and eventually lead to the 100% design and final pricing. The scope of the renovation will encompass major upgrades to mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and fire/life safety systems, along with egress modifications and historic restoration. The interior of the building has elaborate stone and wood that will require great care when bringing the building up to modern standards. In addition, a key feature of the renovation will be re-plastering the interior Guastavino dome of the Temple Room.
The work at the House of the Temple is scheduled to be completed in the Summer of 2016, more than 100 years after its original dedication in 1915. The Temple is a John Russell Pope design. Not long after completion, it was ranked as one of the three best public buildings in the United States.