This successful project, the Homer D. Babbidge Library, University of Connecticut, Storrs, Ct., represents a "great approach for updating an outdated building," the judges agreed. The university abandoned the option of reconstruction the exterior in favor of a more innovative solution to constuct new overlay walls against the existing walls. The plan was able to save several million dollars in repair costs.

Project team
Architect: Allan Dehar Associates, Architects & Planners, New Haven, Conn.
Structural engineer: Spiegel Zamecnik & Shah Inc., New Haven, Conn.
General contractor: C.R. Klewin Inc., Norwich, Conn.
Masonry contractor: B.W. Dexter II Inc., Danielson, Conn.
Masonry supplier: Tri-State Brick of Connecticut Inc., Manchester, Conn.