Historic Renovation of Coddington Building Complete – Nauset and Wessling Team Up

Exterior of Coddington Hall

Exterior of Coddington Hall

Quincy, MA – Nauset Construction has completed interior and exterior renovations to the Coddington Building. The $10.5 million project transformed the former school into first-class office space designed to seamlessly integrate the city of Quincy’s school and IT operations. The project also allowed the city to preserve a landmark listed with the State National Register of Historic Places.

“The project team of Wessling Architects and Nauset Construction worked collaboratively with the city to deliver an exceptional building that combines historic grandeur with 21st-century amenities,” said Quincy Mayor Thomas P. Koch.

Originally constructed in 1909, the Coddington Building was designed by Charles Brigham, architect for the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, and the building has served as an educational facility from grade school to college throughout the years.

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“Coddington Building is an outstanding adaptive reuse of a historically significant building,” said Stephen Wessling, CEO of Wessling Architects, which provided historic preservation, building envelope restoration, and interior design services for the project. “The original design lent itself well to office use, while we were able to preserve the architectural beauty of the original structure for future generations.”





Following a complete interior renovation, the newly restored 40,000sf of office space is now home to the city school department, administrative offices, city and school information technology (IT) departments, city printing department, and a new meeting space for the public.

Exterior work included a new slate roof, copper gutters, new galvanized metal fascia, soffit, and dentils to match the original design as well as new energy-efficient aluminum windows. In addition, the property was upgraded with new utility services, landscaping, site paving, and exterior lighting improvements.


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