Columbus, OH

The Ohio State University Lazenby Hall


Constructed in 1914, Lazenby Hall is a classroom building on the The Ohio State University’s main campus. The three-story structure was designed in the Second Renaissance Revival style with limestone masonry walls and clay tile roofs. The building suffered from recurring leakage and clay tiles falling in front of the east entrance. SGH investigated the issues and served as the designer of record for building enclosure repairs.

SGH performed a building enclosure condition assessment to determine the overall condition of the roof assembly, masonry walls, and windows. Our assessment included reviewing existing documents and visually surveying the building enclosure from the ground and an aerial lift.

We developed prioritized repair recommendations with conceptual cost estimates for the university’s consideration. SGH subsequently designed remedial work, including:

  • Replacing existing aluminum gutters with new copper ones
  • Repairing the existing roofing and replacing displaced tiles
  • Replacing the roofing at the east entrance
  • Repairing deteriorated wood framing at the roof soffit, fascia, brackets, and in the field of the roof itself
  • Resealing the existing windows

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Building Enclosures
The Ohio State University
Specialized Capabilities
Condition Assessments | Preservation | Roofing & Waterproofing

Key team members

Peter Babaian
Peter Babaian
Building Technology Division Head, Chicago
Emily OKeefe
Emily OKeefe
Senior Project Manger