stoeckel hall at yale

Stone Renovation

Before                             After                         Detail

Contract Value: $2,000,000.00

Project Highlights:

  • Stone Removal, Salvage and Installation
  • Create Shop Tickets for New Terra Cotta Stone
  • Installation of New Balustrades, Panels, Balcony Stones
  • Cleaning of Stone
  • Pointing of Stone

Owner: Yale University

Yale University, New Haven, CT – Richly sculpted terra cotta on the Venetian Gothic style Stoeckel Hall provides the exterior ornament for this architecturally significant 1897 campus building.  Centrally located within Yale’s academic campus, the architectural terra cotta balconies and projecting cornices contribute to the historic fabric of both Yale University and New Haven.  From September 2007 until January 2009, G.L. Capasso Inc. removed, salvage and documented the terra cotta façade on this structure for re-assembly incorporating new terra cotta pieces fabricated by Boston Valley Terra Cotta. 

G.L. Capasso, Inc. salvaged nearly 640 terra cotta units and meticulously cleaned and catalogued them, while approximately 560 were painstakingly reproduced by Boston Valley Terra Cotta to match historic samples in color, sculpted ornament and finish.  The majority of the replacement units were hand pressed which is typical for richly sculpted terra cotta. 

The teamwork of Charney Architects, G.L. Capasso Inc. and Boston Valley Terra Cotta on the exterior restoration is evident in the finished project that is Stoeckel Hall.  Architect Richard Charney states, “Stoeckel Hall resonates with history, of the nineteenth-century streetscape of this area of New Haven, of the students who have lived and worked there, and of American architecture.  It has been both challenging and exhilarating to work on this project, at once preserving a historic structure – one that boasts a unique nineteenth-century façade in the city of New Haven – and creating a new and fully up-to-date facility.”

Contact G.L. Capasso, Inc. for more information.