STORRS, Conn. -
Repair work to the roof and ceiling of the Harry A. Gampel Pavilion will begin in mid-May of 2017 following University Commencement with the project having an expected completion five months later in October. A budget of $10 million for the repair work was approved by the UConn Board of Trustees at the group’s meeting on January 25, 2017.
Gampel Pavilion opened in 1990 and the construction of the roof was innovative for its time, including a network of metal clad panels with a fabric-wrapped insulated cover on the interior. As Gampel Pavilion has aged over the past 28 years, the fabric wrap has started to tear and flake. In addition, the sealant on the exterior of the dome has started to wear-off, causing leaks to become more common.
The repairs will include the removal of the existing interior fabric and insulation, replacing each panel on an individual basis. The exterior roof will have a new access system and will be resealed.
The following is a video from UConn’s University Planning, Design and Construction Office that highlight the repairs that are needed from February 2016.