Segerstrom Science Center, Azusa Pacific University: Faith, Science, and Lamberts® Channel Glass

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Lamberts channel glass provided by Bendheim Wall Systems completes the dramatic façade of the new Segerstrom Science Center at Azusa Pacific University in Azusa, California, located by historic Route 66 north of Los Angeles.

For the $42 million building at California’s first Bible college, A.C. Martin Partners, Inc. took advantage of the unique structural properties of Lamberts channel glass. The single- and double-glazed walls of obscuring channel glass combine privacy with excellent light-scattering properties and fill the Science Center’s new laboratories and study areas with gentle daylight. In an unusual enhancement, the entrance walls of the building display Biblical quotations sandblasted onto the glass surface.
Lamberts channel glass features up to 40% post-consumer material contributing to the overall sustainability of the project and its target of LEED Gold certification. From the safety standpoint, Lamberts channel glass is the only tempered, heat soak tested channel glass to be SGCC (Safety Glazing Certification Council) certified. Installation of the channel glass was handled by Corona Aluminum.
Bendheim Wall Systems is the exclusive North American importer of Lamberts channel glass, translucent, U-shaped glass planks assembled to create sweeping walls of glass without the need for intermediate framing members. An ideal daylighting material, Lamberts channel glass is produced in lengths up to 23 feet. Recent award-winning projects include the Bloch Building/Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art by Steven Holl Architects, Santa Monica Civic Center Parking Structure by Moore Ruble Yudell Architects and Planners, and Serta International Center by Epstein | Metter Studio.
About Bendheim

Bendheim is one of the world’s foremost resources for specialty architectural glass. Founded in New York City in 1927, the fourth-generation, family-owned company offers a virtually unlimited range of in-stock and custom architectural glass varieties. Bendheim develops, fabricates, and distributes its products worldwide. The company maintains production facilities in New Jersey and an extensive showroom in New York City