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An Ivy League Façade: Yale’s Campus Now Features Glass-Centered Design

The Tsai Center for Innovative Thinking is a new addition to the Yale University in New Haven, Conn., that features a rippling glass façade designed by Weiss/Manfredi Architecture in New York. The exterior glazing was provided by China-based Tianjin NorthGlass, while Massey’s Plate Glass in Branford, Conn., was the contract holder and installer. The facade system was engineered and fabricated by Fabbrica of South Windsor, Conn. Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope® provided the interior glass.

Tianjin NorthGlass fabricated low-E laminated, insulating, tempered glass with high visible-light transmittance, heat insulation and light-control characteristics, according to the company.

The center’s façade includes a nearly 23-foot tall glass curtainwall and 37 pairs of alternating concave and convex curved arc glass that provide a curved shape. The final product resulted in Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certification.

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