Emory University of Oxford

It is always our honor to be entrusted with the protection and restoration of historically important buildings; Seney Hall is one such example. Built in 1881, the administration facility is the most iconic structure on the campus. It features a soaring bell and clock tower plus distinctive architectural detailing that evokes a sense of grandeur and sophistication.

We carefully replaced the slate mansard roof sections and cornices with historically correct materials, maintaining the architectural integrity of the building. The brickwork and flat roofs were restored. Intricate metal work was woven into the weatherproofing membrane—copper, stainless steel, and pre-finished Kynar dressed the flashing details. Matching the mortar and brick required painstaking efforts by diligent craftsmen to blend the repaired areas of brickwork throughout the exterior walls.

The results were spectacular; the heart of the campus—and the entire town—has its most important building in top shape for a new generation of enjoyment. The historic 1796 bell resides safely and soundly in a tower protected for years to come.