Campus building maximizes daylighting with Solarban® 72 Starphire® glass

Lafayette College Rockwell Integrated Sciences Center
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Date: 3 June 2022

Creating harmony between old-world style and modern openness.

Following a 20% increase in enrollment, Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania, decided to construct the new Rockwell Integrated Science Center (RISD) and tasked Payette, a Boston-based architectural firm, with designing a highly sustainable science center that harmonized with the rest of the century-old campus.

“Minimizing glazing area while maintaining a sense of openness and transparency to and from campus were critical design drivers,” explained Mark Oldham, AIA, design principal, Payette.

To reduce energy consumption and deliver a super thermally efficient building envelope, the firm selected Solarban® 72 Starphire® glass by Vitro Architectural Glass due to its optimal balance of solar control, daylighting and low reflectivity.

Read the full case study on the Lafayette College RISD and learn more about Solarban® 72 Starphire® glass at

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