Universal Appeal: Vermont Structural slate to be used on prestigious Yale University
Founded in 1701, Yale is a world-class, globally-esteemed academic institute and the third oldest university in North America. Naturally, when a new, world-class slate roof covering was required for the latest campus accommodation development, the Vermont Structural Slate Company were contacted. Robert A. M. Stern Architects were faced with a unique challenge from Yale, specifying a unique, random-diminishing package that included slate which graduated not only by length and width, but also by thickness and colour.
Vermont Structural specialise in custom projects and was committed to these supporting unique demands. The several quarries and mills near Fair Haven, Vermont where Vermont Structural operates, are rich in slate deposits meaning this unique slate package for Yale could be fulfilled. President of Vermont Structural Craig Markcrow spoke of the exciting challenge the Yale University project posed:
“When we were asked if we could not only produce 7500 mtr sq of 1/4″ slate, but also a further 7500 mtr sq with thicknesses graduating from 1″ down to 1/4″ for Yale University, we knew we had a special slate project on our hands. Robert A. M. Stern Architects also specified Vermont Structural to mix and pre-grade our unfading green, unfading mottled and weathering green slates into the same package, making this a truly unique and prestigious proposal for the new North and South Residential Colleges at Yale. Our slates perfectly reflect the quality, heritage, natural diversity and perpetual success of Yale, we are proud to meet the requests Yale has challenged us with.”
With specialised experience and skills and limitless enthusiasm, production manger Vic and his team ensured the first truck load of this custom, slate project was delivered on schedule. United Slates Limited is extremely pleased to partner Vermont Structural Company on similar projects in the UK and Europe.
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