Mondavi Gets a Face Lift

The Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts, a world-class venue at U.C. Davis, has a major repair project under way. More than 50,000 pieces of sandstone tile are being removed so that the waterproof membrane under the stone, which has been leaking, can be replaced. Removing the stones breaks them, so they will be replaced with new tiles from the same quarry in India that supplied the original material. This is a hugely expensive project, and none of the parties involved are happy that such repairs are needed so soon on a building finished less than 10 years ago, but the work needs to be done. The entire south side of the building and parts of the north and east sides are covered in scaffolding, and the scaffolding is tightly wrapped in bright white plastic. Fortunately, the performance schedule is not affected by this work.

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About Tim Messick

Photographer, cartographer, and botanist/naturalist. Home is in Davis, California. Home-away-from-home is the eastern Sierra Nevada. Compiling a flora of the Bodie Hills.
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2 Responses to Mondavi Gets a Face Lift

  1. Alan Barnard says:

    Love this series, Tim!

  2. Abe says:

    Hey my company wrapped this building lol. Shrink or Sink.

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