North Carolina A&T Student Health Center North Carolina A&T Student Health Center / Greensboro, North Carolina, United States

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North Carolina A&T Student Health Center

Functions: Shading
Applications: Facades
Attachment:
  • Location: Greensboro, North Carolina, United States
  • End Use: Academic
  • Architect: EYP
  • Engineer: SKA, Greensboro, NC
  • General Contractor: DH Griffen, Greensboro

Application

The $10-million, 27,000 square-foot health center at North Carolina A&T University provides state-of-the art medical services and high quality care for students. The building includes 11 exam rooms for curative and preventive care, seminar rooms for health and wellness classes, x-ray, self-service check-in kiosks, women's health, pharmacy, diagnostic lab, records room and massage therapy, acupuncture and an immunization areas. 

Function

Cambridge Architectural provided more than 6,000 square feet of Mid-Balance metal mesh for the building facade. Facing east and masking the morning sun, the giant metal mesh screen with 50% opacity provides critcal solar shading for the health center's second-story glass windows while offering an inviting, high-tech appearance for students seeking care.

Benefit

The sun screen was among the sustainable features that helped the building's architects meet LEED Silver national green building design and construction standards set by the U.S. Green Building Council. By reducing glare into regularly occupied areas, the mesh contributed to daylighting and view credits. The sun screen is made from readily recyclable materials. Manufactured with a cold-forming process, the mesh generates less environmental impact than the processes for heat-treated products. Cambridge Architectural is an active member of the USGBC and helps architects take maximum advantage of LEED credit through the many categories in which architectural mesh systems apply. 

 

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