Princeton University – Chemistry Building

Location:Princeton, NJ
Architect:Hopkins Architects, Payette & Associates
Client:Princeton University
Size:265000

The Chemistry Building located on the campus of Princeton University south of Jadwin Hall, this new building is the largest single academic building on the campus. Comprised of laboratory, classrooms, offices with sliding glass doors, and auditorium, joined by a large skylit atrium with point supported facades at each end of the building which also feature pedestrian bridges. Above the atrium, an array of photovoltaic panels generate power while also providing shading for the glazed atrium roof.
Vidaris has worked closely with Princeton University, Hopkins Architects, and Payette Associates to perform the Exterior Wall Consulting and Monitoring. Vidaris represented the University during the design assist process of the exterior and atrium walls. This integrated process included proposing performance criteria for cladding of the exterior wall systems, research of materials, value engineering options, reviewing details, drawings and providing sketches and recommendations for the systems. Vidaris witnessed the exterior wall performance mock-up, performed shop drawing review and monitored the curtain wall panel fabrication. During installation, Vidaris performed site monitoring to ensure that the systems were properly installed and in compliance with approved drawings and specifications.

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