SAUGUS MIDDLE/HIGH SCHOOL
This new, $130 million, 271,000-square-foot middle/high school was designed for resilience and sustainability, with considerations from carbon-emission reduction features, to stormwater collection reuse systems and green roofs.
To help meet LEED-Platinum standards, Lamboo was chosen to create and provide a curtain wall with stationary shutters. First to the market with curtain wall and window wall systems, Lamboo was well prepared to help assist in the design of one of the largest laminated engineered bamboo (LEB) curtain wall projects in the United States. The designers wanted a product with a natural base as a key element in order to avoid high-carbon-based products. Because of Lamboo’s amazing mechanical properties, it’s perfect for long spans, as the design required for this project. Working directly with the architectural firm, Lamboo ensured sizing would be up to the task of spanning 30 vertical feet. Key areas of the design were chosen to implement Lamboo products, as performance and aesthetics were a must for these areas. And when it was time to install, Lamboo was on hand to work with the installer to ensure proper assembly of the mullions and glass.
The school, the first in the area to use a bamboo curtain like this, received LEED-Platinum certification. Additionally, it has won multiple awards for its achievements in design and construction.