While designing a wellness center in Monticello, New York, architect Kimberly Ryan at Liscum McCormack VanVoorhis sought a manufacturer to create an eye-catching skylight. The wellness center features a six-story hotel, spas, yoga rooms, and a centrally located indoor pool. Over this pool, Ryan desired a large custom geometric skylight that would both serve as a focal point and allow daylight to brighten the pool area. Daylight is particularly important in a wellness center setting due to the correlation of natural light with improved moods, increased productivity, and higher quality sleep cycles.The architect envisioned a 16-sided polygonal structure that would taper to a single point. The opening for the skylight would exceed 30 feet at its greatest length. The only drawback of this impressive star-shaped design was the complexity and structural needs of the design at its size.
answered the call and worked with the architect to design and manufacture the unique skylight. Solar Innovations®
’ in-house engineering team utilized the high-strength and lightweight properties of aluminum to accommodate the span and complexity of the 16-sided polygonal skylight. Heavy aluminum glazing bars were chosen and the skylight was constructed in an alternating series of valleys and peaks. Solar Innovations®
provided a custom color match finish to seamlessly blend into the center’s color palette.Once manufactured, the skylight was delivered to the job site and carefully installed by the Solar Innovations®
Install Team. The skylight capitalizes on southeastern sunlight to provide daylighting to the centralized pool room, adding to the ambience and serenity of the space. Through Solar Innovations®
’ engineering and design, this striking, geometrically complex skylight will surely become the architect’s desired focal point once the wellness center reaches completion.
SI5600 Custom 16 Sided Polygonal SkylightFinish:
Custom Paint to Match “Medium Bronze”Glazing:
1” Bronze Tempered over 5/16” Clear SN-68 Annealed Laminated Insulated GlazingArchitect:
Kimberly Ryan, Liscum McCormack VanVoorhis LLP
. 181 Church Street, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601Job Site:
YO1 Wellness Center, 420 Anawanna Lake Road, Monticello, NY 12701