Bob Elmore

Completed in 1973, the Cummings Life Science Center supports important research in molecular genetics, cell biology, microbiology, and human genetics. The building’s distinctive red brick columns disguise an elaborate exhaust system necessary for controlling temperature and humidity inside the research labs. The late Brutalist style building appears like a fortress protecting the life changing research going on inside.

BAMR’s scope of work at this unique building included limestone and brick tuckpointing, limestone repair and reconstruction, brick repair and replacement, corbel reconstruction, lintel replacement, crack repair, and concrete repair. BAMR also rebuilt sections of the building’s projecting Flemish bond brick pattern at the top of the columns.


University of Chicago

Architect / Engineer

Kellermeyer Godfryt and Hart


Masonry Restoration Contractor


Chicago, IL


Brick RestorationLimestone Restoration