Municipal Auditorium Exterior Restoration


City of Kansas City


Services: Façade Assessment, Repair, Recladding / Historic Restoration

Delivery Method: Design-Build

Municipal Auditorium Exterior Restoration

Kansas City

Built in 1935, Municipal Auditorium is a Kansas City landmark that has been recognized nationally for its architectural value. Walter P Moore headed the masonry restoration work at Municipal Auditorium as Façade Design Engineer and provided extensive construction administration services as the masonry construction Quality Control Manager. Begun in 2010, the exterior restoration addressed long-deferred maintenance to the masonry, decorative metalwork, doors and windows, as well as exterior lighting systems. The repairs to the 135,000 square feet of limestone façade included complete repointing of mortar joints and cleaning years of accumulated atmospheric and biological growth. Additional repairs treated deteriorating and out-of-plane masonry and stabilized medallion sculptures. As masonry Quality Control Manager, we maintained tight control of unit price repair items and ensured work was performed in accordance with best practices and project specifications.