St. Aloysius Roof: The Wind and the Metal

Earlier this month, we were pleasantly surprised to see the roof replacement at St. Aloysius Church featured in Metal Architecture magazine (link to article). Naturally, the article focuses on the metalwork but there was much more to the project than the “double-locked, brush-rolled stainless steel roof panels”.   The need for the roof replacement was the result strong storms in early April 2017.  Heavy winds caused extensive damage in the DC area.  Twisted metal, scattered wood decking, and exposed trusses made for dramatic images of destruction at St Al’s that were featured on numerous local news outlets (WTOP Photos and  WUSA9 Video).   Based on GBR’s long relationship with Gonzaga College High School, we were brought in shortly after the winds subsided to begin work on designing the roof replacement. It quickly became apparent that additional structural repairs would be necessary.  The winds of the storm had taken hold of an improperly attached metal gutter and used...

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Mazel Tov to Milton!

The GBR team was thrilled to join the Milton Gottesman Jewish Day School yesterday at the Ribbon-Cutting celebration for their newly renovated and expanded north campus in northwest DC. We have included some of our photos below. For more images, follow this link to the school's facebook post: Milton Ribbon Cutting Ceremony & Celebration. We particularly like the photos of students finding creative ways to use the space.[qodef_separator position="center"][vc_row][vc_column][qodef_image_gallery type="slider" autoplay="3" pretty_photo="no" navigation="yes" pagination="yes" images="4931,4938,4937,4936,4935,4934,4933,4932" image_size="large"][/vc_column][/vc_row]...

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Welcome to the new gbrarch.com

The time has come to stop hiding behind our retro flash-based website and launch the new and improved gbrarch.com.  We are excited with the new format and the possibilities it presents.  Over the next few weeks we’ll be continuing to migrate content from the old site while adding in our current work and sharing our thoughts in the News section.   The long overdue update is here!...

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