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The Diana Center’s Terracotta Glass Panels Featured in Architizer

Architizer’s recent feature, The Future of Materials: Terracotta Rain Screens and Cladding, written by Eric Baldwin, highlights the building envelope of Weiss/Manfredi’s Diana Center at Barnard College.


The building’s innovative enclosure establishes a reciprocal relationship between the campus context and the diverse program elements within the building. Squarely centered in a campus defined by brick and terra cotta, the Diana Center translates the static opacity of masonry into a contemporary, luminous, and energy-efficient curtain wall. Exactly 1,154 panels of varying widths calibrate gradients of color, opacity, and transparency to the Diana Center’s diverse programs, allowing views into the building’s public functions and limiting visibility where privacy is necessary. The translucent fritted glass and color integral panels create constant shifts in hue and reflectivity as the façade responds to various lighting and climate conditions.

Read the full article on Architizer. 

Barnard College Diana Center
The Diana Center establishes a new nexus for social, cultural, and intellectual life at Barnard College.