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PROJECT

daylighting

The building team considered the sun's path throughout the day
when designing a two-story common space surrounded by cutting-edge laboratories and state-of-the-art equipment.

Similarly, Fabrication Hall is positioned at the core of

R.A., EXTECH director of Product Application and De-

constructed in 1900 as an elementary school. Nearly 120

PIC's 83,835-sq.-ft. building where a traditional school

velopment. "We worked with the architects throughout

years later, the structure continues to be reimagined to

design may place the lunchroom or commons area. PIC's

the design process to meet the exact specifications. Not

benefit future generations.

academies share the Hall, where space fosters inspired

only did the resulting shading devices perform as intend-

The updated school's main entry welcomes all with a

thinking and hands-on learning.

ed and withstand the Wyoming winds, they added a sig-

two-story sunlit atrium featuring Lightwall 3440 wall sys-

nature design detail to PIC's exterior aesthetic."

tems. Strengthening the community within these win-

FABRICATION HALL

Daylight extends deeply through the interior of Fabri-

dow-lined walls, Roosevelt's students and staff gather as a

Fabrication Hall offers a 5,000-sq.-ft., two-story common

cation Hall. The sunscreens and the dual-wall system

whole school every day. Krenner elaborated, "They eat

space surrounded by cutting-edge laboratories and state-

help diffuse natural light and reduce solar heat gain into

breakfast together as staff and students. Throughout the

of-the-art equipment. The 30-ft.-high exterior wall facing

the building envelope. This lessens dependence on elec-

day, they take five-minute breaks where they do five exer-

north incorporates the fabricated wall systems, selected

tric lighting and the associated utility costs. Krenner ob-

cises for one minute each to re-energize. They champion

for their contribution to daylighting and energy efficien-

served, "We get lots of daylight. Other than early morn-

the idea of a healthy body and a healthy mind. Mentor-

cy. "It gets cold in the winter," explained Krenner. "We

ing or in the evening, we don't even need the electric

ship also is a central part of their program."

wanted a material that performed better than glass. With

light."

Natrona County School District superintendent

EXTECH's systems, we saw three times the best thermal

He continued, "Sustainability is very important. Al-

Steve Hopkins is excited about the opportunities PIC

performance that insulating glass could provide." The

though the project didn't go for LEED, every aspect of

and Roosevelt are providing county students through en-

dual wall system's polycarbonate panels provide insulat-

the design was considered with intention, and sustainable

gaging programs that will not only help boost graduation

ing values to R8.2.

principles and materials integrated throughout. The ther-

rates, but also prepare them for their future. CA

On the west elevation, the wall cantilevers, which

mal envelope is above code. There are no VOCs to off

Krenner compared to "reaching out to the community."

gas. There is no concern for 'sick building syndrome.'

In contrast to schools that historically delegated industri-

Green design is an everyday part of work for us. This is a

al and engineering classes to windowless lower levels, he

unique space that you don't see at other schools. It is sun

emphasized, "how important transparency is within, as

filled and large enough to build homes and solar-powered

well as without in connecting with each other and con-

airplanes. It is the heart of the school. Everything else

necting with the community. This is not some dark base-

revolves around it and supports it. Here, [student] work is

ment. The students enjoy great views and access to light."

visible and so is their potential."

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Anticipating the students' experience within the hall,

Watch time-lapse construction.

the building team considered the sun's path throughout

ROOSEVELT HIGH SCHOOL

the day. Low-sun angles in the afternoon would generate

Although Roosevelt High School is called "alternative,"

See a virtual-reality 3D model.

unwanted glare on work surfaces and computer screens.

it features a more traditional learning space than PIC.

Read about framing systems.

"To manage glare without sacrificing views or transparen-

It serves a significantly smaller student body and is the

cy, we custom-fabricated vertical sunscreens with 1

smaller of the two facilities at 42,240 sq. ft. Prior to its

1/2-inch-thick cellular polycarbonate," said Kevin Smith,

renovation and expansion, the previous building was
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Commercial Architecture November 2017

The Architects
Preserve Or Restore?
Adaptive Reuse
Light, Sound Contribute to Comforting Experience
Access Flooring Saves Energy, Improves IAQ
Green Walls Welcome Restaurant Guests
High-Profile Ceilings
HVAC System Redirects Convent Resources
Lighting Complements 'Study Cascade' Design
Assembly-Plant Lighting Retrofit
Brewing Up Lighting
Have It All: Quality, Comfort, Efficiency, Cost Savings
Translucent Facade Highlights Learning
Historical Details, High-Performance Windows
Protecting And Enlightening History
Most-Wired Hospital Saves Big
Showcase
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Commercial Architecture November 2017 - Light, Sound Contribute to Comforting Experience
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Commercial Architecture November 2017 - Access Flooring Saves Energy, Improves IAQ
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Commercial Architecture November 2017 - Green Walls Welcome Restaurant Guests
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Commercial Architecture November 2017 - High-Profile Ceilings
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Commercial Architecture November 2017 - HVAC System Redirects Convent Resources
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Commercial Architecture November 2017 - Lighting Complements 'Study Cascade' Design
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Commercial Architecture November 2017 - Assembly-Plant Lighting Retrofit
Commercial Architecture November 2017 - Brewing Up Lighting
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Commercial Architecture November 2017 - Have It All: Quality, Comfort, Efficiency, Cost Savings
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Commercial Architecture November 2017 - Translucent Facade Highlights Learning
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Commercial Architecture November 2017 - Historical Details, High-Performance Windows
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Commercial Architecture November 2017 - Protecting And Enlightening History
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Commercial Architecture November 2017 - Most-Wired Hospital Saves Big
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