Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, SUNY Buffalo
with HOK and State University of New York
Atelier Ten’s daylight analysis lead to the optimization of the sawtooth skylights and the interior atrium ceiling geometry. The proposed design provides uniform and adequate daylight levels while improving visual comfort.
Atelier Ten conducted daylight studies of the atrium space to evaluate daylight distribution and quantity for various skylight options. As the atrium is a transient space, and as opposed to workspaces where even light is desired, the daylight can be used to animate the space. The atrium will also allow for adjacent workspaces to borrow daylight.
Atelier Ten’s energy analysis lead to a proposed design with an estimated 31% energy savings and 15% energy cost savings. The main driver of the energy reduction was the integration of a high efficiency boiler and chiller central plant.