Located in the largest geographic school district in Iowa, Cascade High School needed to be renovated to provide much-needed square footage for its student body and staff. For many rural towns in the area, the school and its activities are the heartbeat of the community, and the goal was to reflect that in the school’s design. Featuring 6,590 sq. ft. of our UniQuad translucent wall system, the new exterior skin modernizes and unifies the building’s multiple additions, and has made the school a focal point worthy of its centrality in the community for its unique aesthetic. This project won the 2015 AIA Iowa Design Award and the 2016 AIA Central States Design Award.
The Fort Indiantown Gap, an active National Guard training center in Pennsylvania, needed a new Unit Training Equipment Site (UTES) facility for their stationed soldiers. The new facility was designed to offer soldiers assistance and maintenance support for the vehicles and weapons it houses. 26,540 sq. ft. of our UniQuad translucent wall system, specified in a clear glazing color, was incorporated into the facility’s design to provide ample daylight and ensure that daytime operations run effectively and smoothly with minimal use of artificial lighting.
7,780 sq. ft. of Quadwall translucent skylight system was incorporated into the renovation design for Allen High School in Texas. Renovated in 2015, the focus for the updated school was primarily on energy efficiency. Our system, specified in ice white matte and ice white glazing, allows for an abundance of natural uniform daylighting to diffuse into the space below, while minimizing glare and heat gain within the building.
Daylighting played an integral role in the design of the University of Oregon Student Recreation Center, and required a system that could dynamically control light levels in the space to ensure optimal performance. Another goal for the project was to reduce overall energy consumption from electrical lighting and HVAC systems while maintaining a high level of glare-free diffused light. Our IntelaSun system was chosen for its ability to effectively minimize solar heat gain and reduce the facility’s dependence on electrical lighting while being able to control the amount of light that entered the facility. It was designed with the end goal of educating, engaging, and inspiring the campus community to live sustainable and active lives. Due to the majority of the facility’s design being centered on sustainability, the building was awarded LEED Platinum status. It also won the 2016 NIRSA Outstanding Sports Facility award.
After only 15 years, the skylight at the Bogan Park Aquatic Center had completely degraded and discolored, resulting in a dark and grungy environment for the pool’s patrons. We successfully replaced 17,500 sq. ft. of the translucent fiberglass roof covering with our Quadwall system, as well as 2,490 sq. ft. of the vertical walls in the facility. This upgrade allowed for natural, uniform light to diffuse into the space while minimizing glare for those in the space below. Meticulous and concise coordination resulted in a 40% reduction in installation time, allowing the facility to remain in operation for a longer period of time than what was expected.
Kingspan Light + Air recently launched a new online tool, choosedaylight.com, to help architects and designers find the right custom daylighting system for their next project. The online tool guides users through a series of simple questions related to their project’s specific design or performance needs, and then presents the best daylighting system solution based on those responses. From the solutions page, users can click on links to additional contact details, downloadable brochures, and architectural consulting information.
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The UniQuad system was installed in The Pavilion at Ole Miss to illuminate the arena floor during games, concerts, and school performances. The system provides an abundance of natural light that diffuses throughout the facility from a 50 ft. elevation down to the stadium’s entrance and arena floor, while reducing both glare and the amount of energy required in the building.
The existing skylight at Cypress Springs High School was in desperate need of replacing, as it had yellowed and decayed to the point where it was no longer letting light through. To bring more natural diffused light to the school, we installed 19,210 sq. ft. of our Quadwall translucent skylight system. Our system, specified in ice white matte and ice white glazing, achieved a greater aesthetic than the original skylight while minimizing glare and heat gain within the space below.
The Olympia Regional Learning Academy (ORLA) was designed to be the most energy-efficient school ever built in Washington. Integrating both our U-Lite™ low slope canopy and UniQuad wall systems, ORLA combined input and expertise to shape the creation of the site features, cutting edge systems, net-zero goals, and unique aesthetic. The academy houses 600 students and has 27 classrooms, a common area that doubles as a cafeteria and PAC, and more.
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