Northeastern University

Nightingale Hall

Northeastern University requested our expertise to replace the roof and perform selective envelope improvements at Nightingale Hall. The design team assessed conditions of the existing roof, providing recommendations and cost opinions for specific areas of renovation. In the findings report, Jones Payne provided multiple roof options, recommending a built-up roof due to its complexity, including the amount of mechanical equipment on the roof, the long-term cost benefit, as well as a simplified process for future repairs. All drawings and documents have been completed and are awaiting bid.

Northeastern, a private research university located in Boston, MA, features one of the largest cooperative education programs in the world. The program integrates classroom study with professional experience and contains over 3,100 partners across all 7 continents. 


  • Led a team of technical professionals to produce the findings report.
  • Managed all stakeholder communication.
  • Completed construction drawings & specifications for full roof replacement.
  • Provided cost estimates for all upgrades in the report.
  • Assessed the following building envelope upgrades:
    • Roof ladder to elevated roof at Lake Hall.
    • Skylight replacement (5×5 hallway and 10×10 elevator penthouse).
    • Corrugated metal panels at tall parapet bracing.
    • Potential structural work at parapet bracing.
    • Metal standing seam roof at central elevator penthouse.
    • Fall protection.
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