Sombrilla Plaza repair project to replace skylights by late August

Sombrilla Plaza

Sombrilla Plaza at UTSA Main Campus during BestFest

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(May 24, 2010)--Sombrilla Plaza on the UTSA Main Campus will be under repair through the summer with completion by Aug. 27 -- just in time for fall classes.

All of the 315 skylight domes over the plaza will be replaced, along with frames and gutters. Workers also will power-wash vertical and horizontal surfaces, columns, walls, the fountain and floor tiles, and concrete will be pebble-finished. Additionally, selected deteriorated wood shade panels will be replaced.

UTSA began Phase A, the replacement and refurbishment of 108 skylight domes, in summer 2008. During the process, it was discovered that the original domes could not be reused as planned, thus the original budget replaced only a small portion of them. The work this summer will complete the project.

The original skylights were part of the initial core of buildings at UTSA. The demolished existing skylight system will be recycled and will not contribute to a landfill.

For more information, contact UTSA Facilities Work Control at 210-458-4262.