One of Cornerstone Architectural Group’s primary techniques for improving the learning environment is the incorporation of daylighting into our designs. Techniques of bringing daylight into a building include:
- Use of clerestory windows toward center of the building to allow natural lighting into even the most remote and interior portions of the building.
- Tall exterior windows to open up much of the exterior wall to natural light.
- Use of passive methods such as sunshades to allow in diffused light, but keep direct light and glare out, and light shelves to reflect diffused light farther into the space.
- Sloping ceilings to reflect light further into the space.
- Use of diffused glass in areas where direct glare is unavoidable.
- Deep roof overhangs to shade windows from summer sun.