In The New School University Center in New York, designed by SOM, fire-rated glazing helps turn a frequently traversed fire-rated stairwell into a central design element. SOM used Technical Glass Products’ (TGP) Pilkington Pyrostop® fire-resistive-rated glass and Fireframes® Heat Barrier Series fire-rated frames with custom corners and angles to mirror the stairwell’s elevations and diagonal trajectories. This design treatment gives movement to the vertical academic building and transforms a code-driven application into a point of visual engagement.
University Center at the New School
New York, NY
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP