Hussey Copper Provides Material for Harvard Law School Langdell Hall Roof Replacement – Wins Award
|Hussey Copper Provides Material for Harvard Law School Langdell Hall Roof Replacement – Wins Award|
Copper, manufactured by CBSA member Hussey Copper, was used to restore Harvard Law School’s Langdell Hall in Cambridge, MA, to its original appearance and retain the integrity of the building’s historical character. The roof replacement at Langdell Hall revitalized this iconic neoclassical building, named for Harvard’s first Dean of the Law School, Christopher Columbus Langdell, and won a 2016 North American Copper in Architecture Award from the Copper Development Association.
The roof restoration included replacement of multiple types of roofing systems, including built-up, metal standing seam and PVC membrane and significant parapet flashing. A total of 24,750 pounds of copper and .8 acres of PVC rubber were installed over the expansive roof. Copper was selected for its aesthetics, durability, ease of maintenance and longevity. Located in the heart of Harvard Law School’s campus and adjacent to Cambridge’s historic district, the project was completed in four phases, complying with the City of Cambridge’s historic codes.