Northrop and Gillett houses,
located across from John M. Greene Hall, were found in need
of several physical improvements when surveyed in 2010. This
summer's renovations of the buildings include window replacements,
repointing masonry, heating system replacement, lighting
improvements, the installation of an elevator, renovating
the basement lounge space, expanding the Gillett kitchen
and dining area, and other measures.
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Northrop and Gillett
trees removed from the Northrop and Gillett grounds
will be replaced by trees from the Botanic Garden nursery
after construction is completed.
elevator is being installed with access from the basement
to the building's fourth floor in
order to meet accessibility requirements.
to Northrop and Gillett living rooms include gas
A new ramp outside Gillett will lead
directly into the extended dining room.
Interior stairwells will give two access
points to all five floors, negating the need for exterior fire escapes.
Masons are repointing brick
facades on Northrop and Gillett to match older bricks.
All windows are being replaced throughout
Northrop and Gillett.
kitchen is being expanded and will serve the new Gillett
Charlie Conant, project
manager, oversees the entire project.