NPS – Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site

Gymnasium Wall Leak Investigation and Repair Construction Documents Title I, II and III Services (Pre-Design through Construction Administration), Topeka, Kansas

In the landmark United States Supreme Court case, Brown v. Board of Education, the Monroe School stands as a tribute to the end of racial segregation in public schools. The Monroe School was one of four segregatedschools for African American children in Topeka, Kansas. STRATA Architecture Inc. was hired by the National Park Service to investigate significant water infiltration in the gymnasium portion of the complex. Our firmdiscovered problematic issues related to the gymnasium roof drainage, exterior windows, and interior plaster delamination. Our work included on-site investigation and the production of a detailed treatment recommendation report indicating specific solutions to the water infiltration problems which were incorporated into construction documents to repair the roof system and exterior building envelope. STRATA and the National Park Service oversaw the repair work which was completed in 2013.