The Sis and Herman Dupré Science Pavilion is named after donors Sis and Herman Duprés and designed to reflect the hospitality of the Benedictine monks at Saint Vincent, a Benedictine school. The two-story building sits atop a hill on campus and its front is marked by a glass atrium and doorway arch. Designed to welcome visitors to campus, the science pavilion’s exterior roof features 16,500 square feet of Dutch Seam (MRD150) panels and 5,100 square feet of 2-inch Tapered Field-Lok (FLT195) panels under the photovoltaic panels, both from ATAS International Inc. Both the Dutch Seam and Field-Lok panels are 0.040-inch aluminum in Champagne. ATAS also supplied its 0.040-inch PC Snap-On System
(PCP999) in Champagne for the roof of the indoor planetarium.
“Aluminum was selected for its longevity and because the design team wanted to use tapered panels,” says Mark Bus, product representative for ATAS. “They chose a heavier gauge of aluminum because of its strength and durability.” Metal’s sustainable aspects contributed LEED points and added to the complex’s aesthetics, longevity and weatherability.
The $39 million science pavilion is 60 percent lab space, and houses the Herbert W. Boyer School of Natural Sciences, Mathematics and Computing, as well as classrooms, computer labs, lounges, a lecture hall and an indoor planetarium. The facility is pending LEED Gold status.
Architect: MacLachlan, Cornelius & Filoni Inc., Pittsburgh
Roofing contractor: Miller-Thomas-Gyekis Inc., Pittsburgh
Distributor: Coast Commercial Roofing Systems Inc., Pittsburgh
Metal roof panels: ATAS International Inc., Allentown, Pa., www.atas.com,