umass lowell

LOCATION / LOWELL, MA
ARCHITECT / PERKINS + WILL
CONTRACTOR / SHAWMUT CONSTRUCTION

Designed to provide architectural movement and light play to a lively university atrium, this three story installation utilizes ash wood slats connected via a double bent metal bar lattice and stacked over steel tube to create a series of facets. The design was digitally developed as a parametric model to allow fast reactions to the evolving structural steel design. CW Keller's laser scanner was also utilized to create a 3D model of the as-built structural framing and outriggers which, when embedded into our fabrication model, allowed us to react to the realities of the job site and adjust the geometry and detailing accordingly.

 

Photos courtesy of Paul Warchol Photography.