With only a few weeks before school opened, Cobb Hill was contracted to renovate the main entrance and lobby area of Hyde Hall at Plymouth State University. The very tight schedule included removing old flooring down to the concrete surface, resurfacing that concrete and applying a special epoxy finish.
Built in the 1960's, the flooring in this area was a combination of ceramic tile and old vinyl tile flooring. The vinyl was badly worn and broken up in places. Since tile of that era contained asbestos and or the adhesive did, the vinyl tile in this area had to be professionally abated. The university contracted directly for that service. After which, Cobb Hill removed the old ceramic tile and began the concrete preparation from there. The concrete resurfacing and new state of the art epoxy floor looks great and will last for a very long time.
The old ceiling was also removed, new soffits were built using metal framing and a new suspended ceiling was installed. Two study areas were also renovated with new lighting, service outlets for charging electronics, work surfaces and seating suspended from the wall. New paint and trim work in the area were also part of the project.
The new study areas have become very popular with students.
Project info and photos here.