Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine
Ithaca, New York
35,000 SF of curtainwall
Ventana has been awarded the design-build contract for the renovations and additions of the building skin at Cornell University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. Part of the project consists of Colfab Metal Fabrication’s custom, unitized curtain wall system (approximately 25,000 square feet), which is a factory-assembled, four sided structurally glazed system. In addition to the unitized curtain wall, the project features approximately 10,000 square feet of YKK stick-built curtain wall. The curtain wall systems are both utilizing low-iron glass for high transparency. The interspace in the 1-1/4’’ thick insulated glass units is filled with argon gas and has a stainless steel spacer for increased performance. The glass was imported from Interpane, Germany.
Cornell University’s College of Veterinary Medicine is an internationally recognized leader in veterinary education, research, diagnostics, and animal care. The design seeks to transform the current complex—a disconnected collection of individual buildings—into a more unified campus that clearly communicates the innovative teaching and research at the college. The new expansion and reconfiguration adds new teaching spaces, connects the hospital to academic spaces, and creates public spaces for programmed and spontaneous activities.