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Amherst’s New Science Center outperforms with a facade material quintet

In October 2018, Amherst College opened the New Science Center on its historic Massachusetts campus. The new academic building, which replaced an aging science center that was failing to keep up with its contemporary academic needs, is a six-story structure offering a home for six different science departments. Designed by the Boston-based architectural practice Payette with aggressive energy

Leading women in facades address challenges facing the industry

Topic Legend Heading toward decarbonization Technological change Inspiration Special Projects Material innovations—laminated glass and stone Trends in facade design We surveyed the leading women in the facade design and manufacturing industry and asked: What do you find most interesting about facade innovation today? What are you working on now and what do you think we

A quick and user-friendly glazing comfort tool

Brought to you with support from <a href=”https://adserver.adtechus.com/adlink/3.0/5463.1/3987403/0/4/ADTECH;loc=300;key=key1+key2+key3+key4″ target=”_blank”><img src=”https://adserver.adtechus.com/adserv/3.0/5463.1/3987403/0/4/ADTECH;loc=300;key=key1+key2+key3+key4″ border=”0″ width=”234″ height=”60″></a> Boston-based Payette recently unveiled a publicly available web-based tool that allows designers to evaluate glazing design and performance with respect to occupant thermal comfort. This Glazing and Winter Comfort Tool, developed by an in-house team of building scientists and designers, received an