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Kyle C. Normandin

Associate Principal

 
Experience

Kyle Normandin is well qualified in the investigation and repair of historic and contemporary building facades. He has investigated and surveyed hundreds of structures involving failures of building components and materials. Mr. Normandin is an expert in the architectural conservation of masonry, terra cotta, cast stone, stone, reinforced concrete, and paving systems. He also has experience in facade cleaning; repair of cavity wall system failures, weathering metals, and water infiltration of roofs and facades; window replacement; and restoration master plans.

Mr. Normandin’s work has entailed diagnosis, documentation, and construction phase administration of repairs for numerous historic structures. His projects involve design and evaluation of repair options, cost analyses, bid procurement, cost negotiations, and prepurchasing arrangements for custom materials. Mr. Normandin’s other consulting services include capital improvement feasibility studies.

Mr. Normandin’s previous experience includes positions with WJE in New York and San Francisco, the Getty Conservation Institute under Conserving Modern Architecture Initiative (CMAI) in Los Angeles, and Beyer Blinder Belle, Architects and Planners LLP in New York City.

REPRESENTATIVE PROJECTS

 

Historic Preservation

  • New York Public Library: Interior fire alarm protection system program
  • New York Public Library:   Marble masonry investigation and restoration
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art - New York, NY: Limestone facade investigation and restoration
  • American Museum of Natural History - New York, NY: Granite investigation and restoration
  • Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts - New York, NY: Investigation and stabilization of the travertine facades of the Metropolitan Opera House, Avery Fisher Hall, the New York State Theatre, and the Juilliard School
  • Salk Institute for Biological Studies - La Jolla, CA: Investigation, repair design, and construction administration for teak wood window conservation project
  • USC Pacific Asia Museum Seismic Retrofitting Program - Pasadena, CA: Climate monitoring and waterproofing
  • University of California, Sedgwick Ranch House and Reserve - Santa Barbara:  Exterior envelope investigation and restoration program
  • Hollyhock House - Los Angeles, CA: Lay light investigation and condition assessment
  • University of California, Berkeley, Wheeler Hall: Exterior envelope investigation and restoration program
  • The Bollman House - Los Angeles, CA:  Historic structure report and Mills Act program
  • Hindry House Residence - Pasadena, CA: Foundation waterproofing
  • Eames House Conservation Project - Pacific Palisades, CA: Interior finishes investigation and restoration*

 

Terra Cotta

  • Kodak Tower - Rochester, NY: Terra cotta and brick masonry facade investigation and repair development
  • St. Urban Apartments -  New York, NY: Terra cotta facade investigation; restoration and development of window master plan

 

Windows and Curtain Walls

  • One Wall Street - New York, NY: Historic window restoration and replacement program

*Indicates with previous firm

Professional Affiliations

Association for Preservation Technology International (FAPT), Fellow
American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (PAIC), Professional Associate,
International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS), ISC-Stone and ISC - 20th Century Heritage Committees

Education

University of California, Berkeley
Bachelor of Arts, Architecture, 1989

Columbia University
Master of Science, Historic Conservation, 1995

New York University
Certificate, Construction Management, 1998