UCONN Pharmacy Building – Storrs, CT.

This interesting academic building features an unusual mix of “punched opening” windows set into curtain walls and copper clad metal panels giving the structure a striking green weathered look. The most unusual feature of the building is a four story atrium with structurally glazed curtain walls on both sides.

These walls were designed as an integral part of the fire and smoke evacuation system. Suntech assisted in the design and construction of massive sections of both walls that are designed to be opened with automatic drive motors to operate as giant “hung windows” that are activated by the fire protection system to evacuate any smoke accumulation in the core of the building.