Campus Facade Elements
Horizontal openings should not be treated as strip windows. Ideally, window openings should be vertical.
- Acceptable materials for window frames are: wood (painted or clad) or metal.
- Windows should be operable (where technically feasible).
- Frame color will vary throughout campus but will be compatible with exterior of building. (Sample panels will need to be developed for final approval, ideally during design development.)
- Standard module should be vertical, organized with the facade tripartite system of base, middle and top.
- Special windows (square, arch, round, etc.) should appear in base or attic.
- Tops of windows could be a lintel or an arch. (In either case, the head and sill should be articulated, with head either a jack arch or limestone/precast.)
- Clear glass is preferred. (Any colored glass should use subtle/soft colors. No reflective glass should be used.)
- Patient care facilities and historical renovations may require special exceptions. Tinted glass may be used where required for patient privacy.
- Entries should be created by a hierarchy of openings.
- Terraces, porches and other transitional devices should be considered.
- Main entrances should be proportional to entire facade.
- Consideration should be given to shade and overhead cover.
- Arrival area in front of entry should be identified by landscaping and paving.
- Buildings may have multiple primary entries, with all sides of every building being equally considered.
- Doors should be wood or metal with glazing.
- Primary entries must accommodate access for the handicapped.
- These principles should be applied to renovations as well.