Thousands of sandstone tiles paneled on the will be taken off in upcoming months in an effort to replace the waterproof seal.
UC Davis said the leaks happen only when the wind pushes the rain into the stone wall at a certain angle. The resealing is a major project for the 10-year-old building, with crews removing the entire exterior -- some 50,000 tiles and mortar -- to paint on a liquid membrane sheath.
Waterproofing repairs were made earlier this year on the glass front of the Mondavi Center and its box office.
Finding replacement tiles involved a trip to India for project leaders seeking matching sandstone, as tiles will inevitably be broken and chipped along the way.
Expect scaffolding and mesh around the Mondavi Center through at least the end of the year. Events will continue as scheduled inside.