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May 4, 2018

Renovation/Restoration • Washington

Photo provided by DLR Group
Moldings at McCarver Elementary in Tacoma were duplicated and reinstalled for a historical remodel.

Stewart Middle School and McCarver Elementary

Location: Tacoma

Contractor: D.L. Henricksen Co.

Architects: Bassetti Architects (Stewart Middle School) and DLR Group (McCarver Elementary)

Team: CertainTeed Gypsum, ClarkDietrich/Vinyl Corp., Commencement Bay Construction Products, CWallA, Evergreen Building Products, Foundation Building Materials, Quikrete, Scafco Steel Stud Co., The Supply Guy, USG Building Systems

D.L. Henricksen Co. was awarded and semi-concurrently performed extensive historical remodels for two Tacoma public schools for Skanska USA. The two schools were part of a $66 million modernization project for a dozen Tacoma schools. Henricksen performed metal-stud framing, drywall, and both flat and ornamental plaster repairs and replications.

For Stewart Middle School, Henricksen repaired the existing auditorium and added new cornice shapes.

For McCarver Elemenary, the contractor took moldings of all existing shapes, replicated each in their mold shop, and then reinstalled them. They also ran certain profiles in place and performed flat plasterwork.

Each of the projects offered unique challenges. One of the most difficult was having the two projects running simultaneously, which required several superintendents.

Judge’s comment: “This was a complex and challenging project. Re-creating and repairing classic ornamental plaster required extensive planning and preparation. There was significant difficulty in carrying out the work on this beautiful project.”


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