RENOVATION UPDATE

International House has undertaken a ten-year renovation plan in an intensive effort to address deferred maintenance and needed improvements. Listed below are improvements that have been completed over the last five years, totaling almost six million dollars. To complete the plan, an additional six million dollars in projects, also listed below, are in the planning stages. For more about this challenge see the Executive Director's Message.

I-House in scaffolding

International House was wrapped in scaffolding over the summer to repair and paint concrete walls that had suffered extensive weather damage through the years.
Completed ProjectsActual Cost
Earthquake safety improvements: 240 resident rooms, resident hallways, Gamble Lounge, exit areas $3,000,000
Roof replacement $ 250,000
Electrical/fire safety renovations $ 800,000
Exterior building painting, asbestos abatement $ 850,000
Waterproofing & painting of dome $ 75,000
Passenger elevator overhaul (2) $ 350,000
Front ramp for disabled access $ 250,000
Computer-dedicated lines to 470 rooms $ 300,000
Replacement of resident room furnishings, 44 of 470 rooms $ 88,000
TOTAL COMPLETED PROJECTS
    *Funded from:
  • $2.5 million in contributions
  • $1.8 million from operational budget over 5 years
  • $1.5 million from institutional reserves
$5,963,000.*
Projects Pending Funding Projected Cost
Earthquake safety improvements, 230 resident rooms, staff offices (funding strategy in place) $2,000,000
Bathroom renovations & disabled access $1,250,000
Renovation of Heller patio and provision for disabled access $400,000-$500,000
Dining Room renovations, fire sprinkler system $ 250,000
Fleishhacker Library renovation, computer access $ 150,000
Replacement of 470 68-year old door locks $ 150,000
Replacement of resident room furnishings, 430 rooms $ 852,000
Renovation of Sproul Rooms $ 50,000
Front entry restoration $ 250,000
Cafe and deck renovations $ 150,000
Overhaul service elevators (2) $ 350,000
Auditorium floor replacement $ 75,000
TOTAL PENDING PROJECTS $5,927,000+

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