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Pathways Academy of Technology & Design at Goodwin College

East Hartford, Connecticut

Pathways Academy of Technology and Design is a magnet school offering different programs for students from grades 9-12 in the field of technology. The school is part of Goodwin College and it is located adjacent to Route 2, at the entrance to the college campus.

Amenta Emma's Education studio was the architectural office in charge of this 81,000 square foot, four-story building project, where Max Compact Exterior panels were used to design the whole façade of the building and some interior wall linings.

Awarded #1 Magnet High School in the U.S. by Magnet Schools of America.

How Max Compact Exterior Added Value

In this project, Goodwin College was looking for a highly visible and transparent building to fit the unique and playful character of their campus. Additionally, the City of Hartford wanted a stylized building that broadcasted the highly technical nature of the school's theme.

The outside of the building presents a je ne sais quoi that undoubtedly conveys the ambiance of a place advocating for innovation. The combination of grays and white of the HPL panels and the use of big glass areas providing access to the natural light, match perfectly with an image that represents technology. At the same time, the way in which the colors and glass are combined creates the playful character that Goodwin Colleges was looking for.

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Rainscreen Façade


Max Compact Exterior






Pastel Grey #0074
Dark Grey #0075
Charcoal #0077
White #0085
Yellowish Green #0725

Fastening System:


General Promotor:

GM2 Associates

General Contractor:

Goodwin College and City of Hartford


Amenta Emma’s Education studio

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Photos Credit:

Rooftech Sales LLC