Technology Focuses: GLASS
The John E. Jaqua Academic Center for Student Athletes incorporates a range of learning environments, from small spaces for individual tutorials to a large 150-seat auditorium. The mix of uses is intended to focus on the notion of learning through collaboration and peer interaction. The project site is adjacent to existing and future amenities and fronts a campus gateway. To take advantage of this position, the design is an extroverted box within a box, with a transparency via a glass skin that allows permeation from the outside-in, creating a sense of community. Sustainability is an integral part of the project, as the double-wall building system helps modulate the indoor ambient temperature. Natural ventilation and daylight are additional features.
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