New Haven, CT

Yale University, Sterling Law Building

Scope/Solutions

Constructed in 1931, the Sterling Law Building houses the university’s Law School. The building was designed in the neo-Gothic style with limestone, granite, and brick cladding and surrounds a series of courtyards. SGH investigated leakage and deterioration of building enclosure components as part of a larger renovation project.

As part of the design team for the project, SGH investigated the condition of the building enclosure to determine the causes and consequences of deterioration and leakage at the brick and stone masonry facades, slate and copper roofs, and leaded-glass steel-framed windows.

We subsequently designed repairs and served as the designer of record for the enclosure rehabilitation.

The restoration approaches and specifications that SGH developed for the leaded glass windows on this project became the new standard for Yale University’s work on their many other early twentieth-century collegiate Gothic buildings.

Project Summary

completion-date

1999

Completion Date
award-winner

Award

Winner
Solutions
Repair & Rehabilitation | Preservation
Services
Building Enclosures | Applied Science & Research
Markets
Education
Client(s)
Kallmann McKinnell & Wood Architects Inc
Specialized Capabilities
Building Science | Condition Assessments | Preservation | Environmental Simulations | Materials Science

Key team members

Matthew Bronski
Matthew Bronski
Principal