Southern Methodist University’s (SMU’s) Robson & Lindley Aquatics Center and Barr-McMillion Natatorium, Dallas, Texas, has earned the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). To realize the project’s aesthetic, performance, and sustainability goals, high-performance curtain wall, storefront, and wide stile entrance systems was used.
Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine, aims to inspire students and faculty to work toward a greener tomorrow with the addition of its three-story, 2710-m2 (29,167-sf) Roux Center for the Environment. The center’s silicone-glazed, fire-rated steel curtain wall is one example where stunning transparent lites of glass also support daylighting and views of the tree-strewn town.
The Navajo Tribal Utility Authority’s (NTUA’s) new headquarters brings together administrative departments within its 7432-m2 (80,000-sf) offices in Fort Defiance, Arizona. Dyron Murphy Architects, a Native American-owned business, said its design was inspired by Navajo cultural elements.
Today’s educational campuses do more than provide weather-tight enclosures for instruction and study. They must be attractive to recruit students, faculty, and donors, and offer both generalized, multipurpose and specialized, purpose-built facilities.