WILLIAMSTOWN, MA-- Wood refinishing will be a major part of a historic renovation project awarded Stuart Dean architectural restoration services.

The 90-year-old Stetson Hall library at Williams College is being remodeled and integrated into an addition being built by BBL Construction, with interior woodwork and other fixtures of the historic structure renovated by Stuart Dean as subcontractor to Consigli Construction. Stuart Dean employs 450 and has 22 offices in the U.S. and Canada.

Stuart Dean says it will perform nearly its full array of services to refurbish and fully restore many of the architectural appointments at the Williams College campus in Williamstown, MA.

Consigli Construction contracted Stuart Dean to perform the large-scale, sensitive restoration work. The entire project is expected to qualify for environmental sensitive LEED Silver rating.

"From the varying conditions of the surfaces to the unconventional cleaning methods that will be utilized, Stuart Dean prides itself on historic restoration projects," said Mark Parrish, president and CEO of Stuart Dean.

The 1923 Georgian revival building, last remodeled in 1974, includes showcase features in Old English oak wood, Tiffany brass bookcases, ornate wrought iron railings and original spiral staircases. Stuart Dean's full array of restoration services will be utilized as part of this project, with the largest portion being architectural woodwork and decorative metal refurbishing, including brass, bronze, iron and steel. 

Parrish says contractors are encouraged to purchase their materials within 50 miles from the construction site, utilize environmentally-friendly materials to lower the overall carbon footprint of the project and dispose of the products in an appropriate manner, all factors that contribute to a LEED green rating. "

The wood restoration work is being completed in various phases, with the majority taking place throughout the fall of 2012. The wood refinishing work is expected to be completed by year's end, with additional woodwork being completed in 2013.

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