Boston Valley Terracotta's TerraClad™ sunshade devices can be used in conjunction with the TerraClad™ ceramic rain screen systems as was done at the San Antonio Military Medical Center, or they can be used as a stand alone feature as in the case of the Alfred University McGee Pavilion. The basic elements of these shading systems are the terra cotta baguette or louver, an internal aluminum spline and an end gasket. While typical attachment details are available for basic understanding of the system, Boston Valley has the ability to modify the framing and attachment system to provide a turn key solution for your project.
McGee Pavilion, School of Art & Design located at Alfred University. TerraClad™ ceramic sunshade system used in a vertical application with louvers of varying orientation and size.
San Antonio Military Medical Center located in San Antonio, TX. 130,000 linear feet of TerraClad™ ceramic sunshade system used on hospital addition, parking garage and elevated walkway in two colors and two sizes.
Colors & Finishes:
TerraClad™ sunshade devices are made per project specifications in 14 standard through body colors as well as custom colors we develop with your direction. Boston Valley also specializes in developing custom glaze finishes and provides a unit with a four-sided glazed finish.
Boston Valley Terra Cotta uses the term “baguette” to refer to any sunshade device that has a square profile, while a “louver” refers to all other shading devices that have sides with unequal dimensions. We can work with a designer to produce a custom profile beyond what is currently offered in our profile catalogue.
LEED Credits are available for this product.
See additional information about installation in our guide.