With the recent completion of the Schwarzman Center, Yale now has a building completely dedicated to student life. Dimeo Construction Company had the opportunity to restore a 114-year-old facility to create an unsurpassed center serving all students and a place of exceptional programming. The complex is extensive; the four floors of the two buildings total over 87,000 square feet.
The historic Commons will be used for major university events like reunions and as a student luncheon venue and many other kinds of events throughout the year. The Center includes student meeting spaces and creative dining options, flexible spaces for special events, and state-of-the-art technology.
In addition, Dimeo Construction Company was secured, along with Architect Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates for additional repairs to the Dome’s failed existing flat seam lead coated copper (LCC) cladding. Dimeo repaired the structural components that had deteriorated with supplemental steel. Additional scope of work included erecting scaffolding that encompassed the entire dome and replaced 1/3 of the upper (LCC).
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