Tag: Linetec

  • PROJECT: The Baker Center in Minneapolis

    PROJECT: The Baker Center in Minneapolis

    Located in the heart of downtown Minneapolis, the renovated 90-year-old Baker Center showcases a prominent new building entry featuring Tubelite curtainwall and storefront systems. At the corner of Marquette Avenue and Eighth Street, the main entry provides a unified façade for the four buildings that comprise the complex.

  • Exhibitors Show Just How Unique Glass Can Be

    Exhibitors Show Just How Unique Glass Can Be

    Words such as “custom,” “unique,” “energy performance” and “aesthetics” were commonly said among glass and glazing exhibitors at the American Institute of Architects (AIA) National Convention in Atlanta. Their mission: to show architects why they’re one of a kind. The glass and glazing industry had a strong presence throughout the three-day event, which took place…

  • Part One: Aluminum Finishing – PVDF Coatings

    Fluoropolymer coatings are two-coat systems formulated to provide excellent performance against weathering in normal environments. Suited for architectural product applications — such as storefronts, curtainwalls, windows and louvers — these coatings are highly resistant to chalking, chipping, peeling and fading. They also protect against chemical staining and environmental stresses such as dirt, ultraviolet (UV) radiation…

  • Hess Tower Earns Platinum with Help from High-Performance Glazing

    Designed by Gensler, Houston’s Hess Tower was the first LEED NC Platinum building in downtown Houston—and one of only a handful to reach that rating in the state. The 29-story, Class A office building, formerly Discovery Tower until Hess Corp. leased the entire 844,763 square feet, features a façade of glass and metal, which played…

  • Glazing Details Stand Out on MIT Media Lab

    The Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Media Arts and Sciences Building’s new research laboratory features glass walls and silver-hued sun shades. Pritzker Prize-winning Japanese architect Fumihiko Maki designed the $90 million MIT Media Lab in association with Boston’s Leers Weinzapfel Associates. Communicating a sense of Modernistic transparency and connectivity, floor-to-ceiling glass and aluminum curtainwall clad the…

  • High-Performance Glazing Featured in New Wing of Adams County Justice Center

    Views, daylighting and energy efficiency were important design elements for the Denver office of Heery International, which designed the expansion for the Adams County Justice Center in Brighton, Colo. High-performance glazing systems helped the architects achieve this goal. Featuring 21,265 square feet of the HP-Wall Series supplied by Wausau Window and Wall Systems, structural consultant,…

  • Energy-Efficient Windows Key to University of Wisconsin at Stout’s Hovlid Hall Expansion and Renovation

    The recent renovation of Hovlid Hall, a residential facility on the University of Wisconsin-Stout campus, included energy-efficient windows from Wausau Window and Wall Systems. Work on the building was part of a $13 million project that included renovation of Hovlid Hall’s 40,000 square feet and 194-person capacity of residential space, plus construction of a new…