Yale University, Bass Library

Built in 1971, Yale University’s Bass Library is a two-story, 60,000 SF below-grade structure housing a 150,000 volume core collection as well as a variety of study areas. Faced with an underperforming envelope and wishing to create a greater connection to nearby Sterling Memorial Library, the University undertook a significant renovation and expansion project to upgrade the building.

CVM served as the envelope consultant for the program, employing a PVC membrane waterproofing system to meet the program requirements of creating a 100% leak-free facility.  The key elements of successful program now lie hidden from view under the main lawn forming Yale’s Cross Campus quad.

Location: New Haven, CT