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The Anderson Collection at Stanford University

with Ennead Architects

Atelier Ten provided the design team guidance on high-performance conditioning and daylighting for gallery spaces, with the goal to meet art conservation criteria and reduce energy cost by over 30%.

The proposed gallery for the Anderson Collection prompted Atelier Ten’s review of preservation standards and environmental conditioning and lighting criteria. Atelier Ten recommended small but significant revisions to the criteria to ensure the preservation of works, while offering flexibility in system selection and energy savings. Atelier Ten collaborated with the design team to integrate the clerestory glazing, operable louvers, controls, and electric lighting to maximize energy savings. Atelier Ten analyzed daylight distribution and control of the louvers to ensure safe conditions for art work. The louver movement was also assessed with respect to daylight dimming and lighting energy savings. As with previous Stanford University projects, Atelier Ten views the site’s mild and low-humidity climate as an environmental opportunity for innovative conditioning and integrated passive design strategies.