Matt Capone

The Growing Modern Campus of Sacred Heart University

In May 2013, Sacred Heart University Campus in Fairfield, CT broke ground on the largest new academic building in the school’s 50-year history.  The new structure will house the John F. Welch College of Business (COB), the Department of Communications, the Media Studies programs and the Executive Leadership Institute at 5401 Park Ave.

Image Source: Sasaki, http://www.sasaki.com/project/155/

Image Source: Sasaki, http://www.sasaki.com/project/155/

Designed by Sasaki Associates, the modern three- level, 125,000 square-feet design strives to balance traditional with contemporary. Building on technology as the backbone, the new building will provide a professional and collaborative environment for learning at all levels.

Source: Sasaki, http://www.sasaki.com/project/155/

Source: Sasaki, http://www.sasaki.com/project/155/

The latest in HVAC technologies, efficiencies and energy-saving lighting are being incorporated in the new building. Together with the engineer of record, Simpson Gumpertz & Heger, Sasaki Associates designed the new building with Isokorb® type S22 structural thermal breaks at the façade to isolate the building envelope. Structural thermal break connections are included at the insulation layer to reduce thermal bridging at the façade and upper roof connections.

Cross beam isolated from the building façade with Isokorb®.

Cross beam isolated from the building façade with Isokorb®.

Installation of the separated building envelope and the façade.

Installation of the separated building envelope and the façade.

Isolated rooftop connection from the Building Envelope with Isokorb®

Isolated rooftop connection from the Building Envelope with Isokorb®

The design of the Welch College and Media Studies includes various learning spaces, an open atrium with a grand staircase anchoring the north end of the atrium, a café and dining area.

Sacred Heart University sets an example in Campus sustainability, recently receiving the Santa Energy Green Business Award for meeting and exceeding their goals for environmental compliance and stewardship in the greater Fairfield County community.

Source: Sasaki: http://www.sasaki.com/project/155/

Source: Sasaki: http://www.sasaki.com/project/155/

We are proud to be involved in incorporating Isokorb® structural thermal breaks in the new Sacred Heart University Campus.

Architect: Sasaki Associates

Structural Engineer: Simpson Gumphetz Heger

 

See more of the projects Image. http://www.flickr.com/photos/sacredheartunivpix/9617959796/in/photostream/lightbox/

 


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