The Preferred Choice of Excellence: Kalwall Enhances Award-Winning Projects
Kalwall® – the industry leader in museum quality daylighting solutions – is part of three award-winning projects cited by Learning By Design in its Spring 2016 Architectural Awards Showcase editions.
Learning By Design, produced in partnership with the American Institute of Architects, is published twice annually to recognize outstanding architecture and innovative excellence in educational design.
Kalwall products were featured at The Conservatory Green (EC-8) in Denver, Colo., Lanier Technical College in Oakwood, Ga., and Coronado Elementary School in Richmond, Calif. Kalwall translucent sandwich panels are known for their beauty and ruggedness, as well as their ability to harvest daylight without sacrificing thermal performance. Studies also show that diffuse natural daylight creates a better learning environment.
The architectural context of Conservatory Green is “New Urbanism” and promotes 21st century learning opportunities, including sustainability. The $22 million project includes a function room featuring Kalwall translucent sandwich panels. The design of RB+B Architects, Inc., of Fort Collins, Colo., received an Outstanding Project Award in New Construction/Addition.
Lanier Technical College in Oakwood, Georgia
The $13 million workforce development center at Lanier Technical College, designed by Pond & Company of Norcross, Ga., won an Outstanding Project Award in New Construction/Addition. Kalwall panels form an eye-catching canopy of the center’s main entrance and are also prominent in the building’s think labs.
Coronado Elementary School in Richmond, California
Coronado Elementary School, which underwent an entire transformation to keep its doors open, earned an Honorable Mention in New Construction/Addition. The $35 million project lead by WLC Architects of Berkley, Calif., features Kalwall panels that form the curved library wall symbolizing the library’s position as the heart of the school.
“We’re honored that Kalwall continues to be recognized for the benefits diffuse natural daylight provide in an educational setting for its ability and the aesthetic beauty it provides to any project,” says Kalwall principal Amelia Keller.