A new all-masonry student center enhances the 104-acre campus of the Hopkins School, a New Haven, Conn., private facility for grades 7 - 12. The Commons and Dining Hall exhibits a medley of brick, stone, and ornamental precast concrete.

Installing more than 75,000 brick in a flemish bond arrangement with a random color pattern was just one of the challenges for masonry contractor Sebastian J. Damiata, his son and partner, Joseph, and crew of about 15 craftsmen.