The Harvard Lampoon building houses a private club run by Harvard University students in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The building was designed and built in 1909 by Edmund M. Wheelwright, a Harvard graduate and a founding member of the Harvard Lampoon Club. The building is well known for its unique shape and castle-like appearance. Most notably, when standing directly in front of the building the turret was designed in such a way that there is an obvious resemblance to a human face, complete with a Prussian helmet.
Cenaxo was selected as the Prime Contractor to perform masonry, carpentry and cast iron restoration on the interior and exterior façade of the building. In conjunction with our restoration work, Cenaxo was responsible for facilitating the design, fabrication and installation of a hand-crafted fire escape to make the building meet modern code standards.
A notable challenge during the project was the design and installation of a new solid mahogany egress door with a custom fabricated limestone surround that seamlessly matched with the existing limestone. Cenaxo was able to successfully complete this project by putting together the right team of design professionals, project managers and craftsmen.