Tara L. Ikenouye

Senior Associate


Tara Ikenouye has gained experience in condition assessment and investigation of existing structures with various enclosure materials, including brick, concrete, stone, and glazed curtain walls. Her work specifically includes finding solutions to problems related to distressed materials and assemblies, water infiltration, hygrothermal studies for the rehabilitation and insulation of mass masonry structures, and historic preservation. Ms. Ikenouye has been a key team member for projects related to the repair design for roofing replacement, joint sealant replacement, mechanical system upgrades, masonry facade repairs, and window replacement followed by construction administration services.

Prior to joining WJE, Ms. Ikenouye interned with the National Park Service and participated in several preservation field schools working hands-on to rehabilitate deteriorated historical windows and wood and stone building elements. In addition to her experience in historic preservation, she is a Passive House Institute United States (PHIUS) Certified Passive House Consultant. Ms. Ikenouye has coauthored a published paper on tools and methods of analysis for insulation retrofits in adaptive reuse of early twentieth-century industrial buildings and has also presented on that topic.



Building Enclosure Commissioning and Consulting

  • GE World Headquarters - Boston, MA
  • 380 Harrison - Boston, MA
  • Rhode Island School of Design - Quad Block, Providence, RI
  • DivcoWest Properties - Boston, MA


Condensation and Water Entry Studies

  • Johnson & Wales University Physician’s Assistant Building - Providence, RI: Hygrothermal analysis of building enclosure performance and design recommendations
  • Suffolk University - Boston, MA: Water penetration testing and investigation, repair design, sealant replacement, and construction administration services


Condition Assessment

  • The Gillette Company - Boston, MA: Condition assessment of multiple masonry building enclosures and production of maintenance and repair recommendations
  • Cathedral of Saint Paul - Worcester, MA: Condition assessment of historic masonry bell tower
  • 485 Massachusetts Avenue - Cambridge, MA: Visual assessment of exterior cast stone facade, windows, and copper cornice
  • 245 Summer Street - Boston, MA: Condition assessment of more than three thousand insulating glass units (IGUs)


Masonry Structures

  • Hartford Times Building - Hartford, CT: Condition survey of historic facade and repair design
  • Old South Church - Boston, MA: Development of construction documents for facade repairs and mechanical upgrades
  • 45 Milk Street - Boston, MA: Condition survey of limestone cladding, historic wood window rehabilitation, and facade repair design
  • 200 Berkeley Building - Boston, MA: Limestone repairs and repointing


Repair and Rehabilitation Design

  • GE World Headquarters - Boston, MA: Condition assessment, construction documents for facade restoration of two 1907 historic mass masonry buildings including window and roofing replacement, and construction administration services
  • Boston Design Center - Boston, MA: Condition assessment and repair of expressed concrete frame and canopy elements, window replacement, and construction administration services
  • Tufts University - Medford, MA: Condition assessment of expressed concrete frame and brick veneer, repair design, and construction administration services
  • Mario Umana Academy Middle School - East Boston, MA: 90,000-square-foot, SBS-modified bitumen roofing system replacement; flashing and masonry repair; window replacement; and construction administration services
  • Shafer Hall Eastern Connecticut State University - Willimantic, CT: Condition assessment and facade repairs of 1964 masonry, steel, and concrete academic building to be rehabilitated as a dormitory
Professional Affiliations

American Institute of Architects
Construction Specifiers Institute (CSI) - Boston Chapter Director


Architect in MA
Certified Passive House Consultant


Oberlin College
Bachelor of Science, Biology, 1998

University of Oregon
Master of Science, Historic Preservation, 2009
Master of Architecture, Architecture, 2012