This project involved adapting an existing building by Edward Durell Stone (architect of the MOMA in NYC and the Kennedy Center in DC) to become the new home of the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy.
The job started for LS Glass by installing soundproofing behind the existing windows and moved on to the exterior curtain wall and glazing. This job required bird-friendly glazing. We partnered with Arnold Glas from Germany to provide glazing with internal UV markings.
These markings allow birds to avoid glass while being almost imperceptible to humans. This is best seen at the beautiful 180 degree views from the fourth floor.
LS Glass installed interior curtainwall and glazing to give the entire structure an airy and open feel.
The project was ultimately awarded LEED Platinum status, and is one of the first buildings in higher education to be awarded Petal Certification by the Living Building Challenge.
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