University of California, San Diego (UCSD) – Altman Clinical and Translational Research Institute
One of the more notable features of the CNT is the atrium. The atrium serves as a gathering place where people are encouraged to experiment, collaborate and share ideas of their on-going research and discoveries.
Situated in the center of the atrium is an irresistible stairway to promote active design and chance encounters. The atrium serves as the central lung for the building – filtering air and daylight into the adjacent offices/meeting areas through operable windows in the curtainwall and skylight areas.
Per architect – Perkins + Will
Located in UCSD’s Scientific Research Park, the University of California Center for Novel Therapeutics (CNT) project is San Diego’s first academic industry drug discovery incubator site.
Designed to accelerate cancer research to clinical trials, the three-storey, world-class LEED Gold research center brings together academic research and private sector support with the goal of speeding “bench to bedside”— turning research into viable patient treatments.
That “irresistible stairway promoting active design and chance encounters” and the atrium “filtering daylight into adjacent offices” is made possible via the use of uniquely supported glass hardware.
Specifically we are proud to supply hundreds of ST503T-C adjustable stand-offs. In addition to the clean contemporary aesthetic they provide, the in/out adjustability our stand-offs offer was much used in the instances where the mounting concrete was uneven (no need to add unsightly shims to this gorgeous staircase).
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