WUSM/BJC Mid-Campus Center
St. Louis, Missouri
Ventana executed the design-build contract for the renovations and additions of the building skin at Cornell University’s College of Veterinary Medicine, which is an internationally recognized leader in veterinary education, research, diagnostics, and animal care located in Ithaca, New York. The new design transformed the old complex – a disconnected collection of individual buildings – into a more unified campus that clearly communicates the innovative teaching and research at the college. The new expansion and reconfiguration added new teaching spaces, connected the hospital to academic spaces, and created public spaces for programmed and spontaneous activities.
The exterior skin consists of approximately 25,000 square feet of unitized curtain wall systems that were factory-assembled and four-sided structurally glazed. Additionally, the project features around 10,000 square feet of YKK stick-built curtain wall. The 1-1/4 inch thick insulated glass units were imported from Interpane in Germany and has stainless steel spacers, argon-fill, and Ipasol Neutral 70/39 low-E coating on surface number two for enhanced performance. To give the façade a high transparency, low-iron glass was utilized everywhere on the project.