Amherst College Housing
Architect Name: James McKinney
Architecture Firm: Sacco+McKinney Architects
Several campus buildings overlook the Amherst town common and are local historic landmarks. This project assures their preservation. But it also looks to the challenges of the future with ultra-high performance building envelopes, the use of solar energy to provide most of the domestic hot water needs and high efficiency mechanical and electrical systems. Marvin's ability to provide custom profiles/products to meet preservation requirements combined with super energy performance was the perfect fit – preserving history while addressing the needs of the 21st century.