Client: University of Connecticut

Architectural cladding panel and framing system used: Petrarch reconstituted stone cladding – Dover Smooth Matt

Architects: JCJ Architecture & Moody Nolan

Contractor: Greenwood Industries

Project type: Education sector cladding
$72.5 Million

Size: 19,750m2

Project: The University of Connecticut (UCONN)
‘The University of Connecticut (UCONN) is a top-ranked public research institution with campuses across Connecticut. Its mission is to embrace diversity and cultivate leadership, integrity, and engaged citizenship in students, faculty, staff, and alumni. In order to bring this vision to life and to channel the spirit of ‘innovation’, UCONN selected JCJ Architecture and Moody Nolan to design its new Student Recreation Centre.’

Education sector cladding – the selection process
Education sector projects often pose a challenge when it comes to façade selection, with a stringent ‘must-have’ ticklist and usually tight budgets to adhere too. The University of Connecticut’s Recreation Centre was no exception. Petrarch’s appealing reconstituted stone aesthetic, intrinsic fire-resistant qualities (A2, s1-d0 according to EN 13501-1), durability and its easy installation, were just some of the reasons why it was chosen.