When UMass Amherst thought of designing the Isenberg Innovation Hub, they brought in the Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) and Goody Clancy to collaborate with to create this masterfully designed, unique building. These preeminent architectural design firms helped bring this $62 million, 70,000-square-foot expansion of UMass Amherst’s business school to fruition.
The Isenberg Innovation Hub features an original design and responsibility to sustainability, so naturally, they wanted their restrooms to match this high level of design which is how they found the perfect partnership with the D|13 Group.
"I was interested in seeing if this leading-edge product is a good fit for this leading-edge building. The ability to have a truly innovative product, even in the restrooms, fit perfectly."
“I got to try out the sink system and I loved it. I think the students are going to come in and really be blown away by this."
“This doesn’t exist anywhere else on campus and I think they’re going to see this as a really interesting and innovative component of this overall incredible building experience.”
The D|13 Sink System can definitely help the business school with this goal by offering up to a 75% reduction in carbon footprint even when being compared to 100%-recycled paper towels. They additionally, can help facilities qualify for LEED credits and other green certifications.
This masterpiece of form and function offers the most hygienic, sustainable, and cost-effective way to wash and dry hands. Its aesthetically pleasing sleek design can easily complement any commercial restroom creating an attractive, more hygienic restroom environment. Users will experience its truly innovative features including HEPA filtration, adjustable speed and heat, LED illumination and a Sound Suppression Air Delivery System. Additionally, businesses will enjoy the benefits of a 95% cost savings versus paper towels. This eliminates the added labor, maintenance, and waste that come with paper towels, creating a much more pleasing, cleaner experience for businesses and consumers combined.
A truly unique feature that sets this product apart from any other sink system on the market is the XLERATORsync® Hand Dryer. This collaboration between Excel Dryer and an illustrious design firm allows users to have a truly touchless experience when washing and drying their hands which further adds to the hygienic aspects of the sink system. The dryer blows the air and water flow away from the user due to its “reverse airflow” design, which gives the user the most hygienic, safe restroom experience.
Goody Clancy and BIG were truly the best of both worlds when it came to their experience for this project. BIG is known for its gorgeous, innovative designs while Good-Clancy had a lot of experience in designing the leading business schools in the US. This created the perfect partnership between the two companies which makes sense since they bid together for this project as a true team.
Both the visionary founder of BIG, Bjarke Ingels, and the senior executives at Goody Clancy were very hands-on with designing this project and collaborated perfectly with the D|13 team. Whatever ideas the architects discussed with D|13 for what they wanted to achieve with their design, D|13 would immediately work with them on the best way to execute their ideas perfectly.
The D|13 Group is much more than a supplier to its customers. They collaborate closely with architects, designers, and clients to be the perfect partner to assist them with their designs. D|13 provides customers with the ultimate product solution by manufacturing their sink system to meet your specifications while offering unmatched customization choices. Customers can have their choice of size, shape, finish, flow rate to match their customers’ vision for their design.
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