Barge Hall at Central Washington University
Built in 1893, this restoration of the school's first building was scheduled to coincide with the university's 100-year anniversary. Upon completion, the project won the State of Washington Historic Preservation Award for the year. The work included extensive seismic upgrades and the replacement of the entire roof structure. Perhaps the most significant challenge involved restoration of the wood trim that, over the years, had received multiple coats of lead paint. We were able to develop a creative approach that saved the university $100,000. In all, we developed over $900,000 in value-engineering savings on the project.
"Deacon Corp. was an integral part of the team and were always willing to step in and help solve problems in this complex project. The quality of the finished product was superior and has returned the building to its original stature."