Letting the Light In
As part of a large restoration project taking place over the 2020 summer break, Shaker Heights High School was turning an existing common area into a new lunchroom. To let additional light in, they wanted to cut and install two large, arched window openings into the brick walls. Cutting the openings—which were 18 feet by 6 feet—into the walls would prove to be no small task. It would require the building to be shored before the window installation could begin.
The other significant challenge on the project was time. Before any of the work began, the job was already ten days behind. The tight timeline meant all parties involved, including Cleveland Building Restoration, would need to make a significant push to complete the job in August 2020.