The Roux Center for the Environment at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine, is designed to facilitate a new way of learning, teaching and scholarship. Built to meet the highest level of U.S. Green Building Council standards — LEED Platinum — the Roux Center for the Environment is also Bowdoin College’s greenest building to date. Just as importantly, it provides a high level of fire and life safety for students and faculty without compromising design goals. To provide safe egress, support daylight transfer and complement the look and feel of the rest of the non-rated glass on the structure’s main entrance, architects from Cambridge Seven Associates (C7A) chose the Fireframes SG Curtainwall® Series from Technical Glass Products (TGP). Its toggle retention system achieves the clean sightlines and seamless aesthetic of a silicone glazed (SG) curtain wall system with a captured perimeter and verticals with uncaptured horizontals creating a 2-sided system to finish out the recessed section on the exterior façade and the exit stairwell.
Roux Center for the Environment, Bowdoin College
Cambridge Seven Associates (C7A)