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The USC Center for Health and Well-Being contains clinical and laboratory areas for a range of health services, as well as facilities for counseling, wellness and education, a retail pharmacy and a number of public amenities. A collaboration between Quackenbush Architects + Planners and Perkins + Will, this 68,000-square-foot facility, located in the heart of the University of South Carolina campus, compliments an existing health facility as home to the University’s Student Health Services.
Quackenbush Architects + Planners specified 20,000 square feet of Guardian SunGuard® SNX 62/27 coating on clear glass for the building’s curtainwall and ribbon windows. Fabricated by Trulite, a portion of the insulating glass units add a 50 percent lined ceramic frit on surface #3, and the spandrel portions of the curtainwall are SunGuard® SNX 62/27 coating on Guardian warm gray spandrel glass. The curtainwall, which was installed by Graham-Hodge Associates, is a mix of 4-side captured and 2-side structurally glazed installation.
Guardian SunGuard® SNX 62/27 coating on clear glass offers a visible light transmission of 62 percent, a solar heat gain coefficient of 0.27 and a light-to-solar gain ratio 2.31, the highest of all SunGuard® coated glass products. This triple silver coating permits abundant natural light throughout, creating inviting spaces and increased comfort for occupants. Constructed in the center of campus, the building looks out over to the tree-lined reflective pool, with the glass providing an idyllic connection between the interior and exterior environments. According to administrators, the location and views aren’t lost on the students, who gravitate to the health services facility for more than just health services, from studying to napping.