This new 120,000 square foot, state-of-the-art convening center features a 1,000-seat auditorium that is large enough to host the entire MBA class. The glass atrium floods the multi-purpose lobby with natural light, as well as provide a visual connection between the interior of the building and the outdoor environment. To maximize transparency, SAFTI FIRST
met with the architects during the design phase to create a large, 2-hour, glass wall that separates the lobby from the auditorium while providing a visual connection between the auditorium and the lobby. Since this 2-hour glass wall also serves as the entrance to the auditorium, deciding on a 90-minute door system was of upmost important. SAFTI FIRST’s
in-house engineering department provided design assistance, system details, engineering calculations and support from the planning phase all the way to the submittal process.