Renovations to Claire M. Fagin Hall aimed to improve the workplace environment while doing something healthy for the environment, incorporating strategies such as the re-use of existing building material and the reduction of demolition waste.
The 4th floor Atrium Garden perfectly illustrates efforts for functionality and sustainability. It was built according to “green roof” principles and offers a number of sustainable benefits. In addition to acting as a further diversion of storm water from the city’s sewers, this roof design reduces heating loads on the building by adding mass and thermal resistance value and reduces cooling loads through evaporative cooling. It also filters pollutants out of the air and water in addition to filtering out CO2 and heavy metals, and it increases the life span of the structure.
In addition to all of this, the Atrium Garden has a positive effect on the School’s community as another meeting point for students and faculty that fosters the intellectual and social community in the School and adds a general sense of wellness so important to a productive atmosphere and a school dedicated to health and wellness.
The Atrium Garden contains two specially named areas: the Reginald Jones Terrace and the HUP Legacy Fountain. This terrace is a gift from Reginald H. Jones, W’39 and Grace C. Jones, CW’39 “to be a comfort for all who enjoy its beauty.” In addition, named pavers may be purchased in the Atrium Garden to leave your legacy or honor a loved one in this beautiful space.
Learn more about the Reginald Jones Terrace
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