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San Antonio VA features Tubelite’s ForceFront Blast systems

February 9th, 2022|

The new Veterans Affairs (VA) Community Based Outpatient Clinic in San Antonio, Texas, offers patients, medical professionals, staff and visitors an environment promoting health, life-safety and well-being. Representing these principles, Hoefer Wysocki Architecture designed the building’s main entry with sweeping curved exterior as a “healing embrace.”

Bringing the concepts to reality, the three-story, 226,148-square-foot facility features Tubelite’s high-performance ForceFront® Blast Curtainwall, Storefront and Entrances on the exterior. Tubelite’s interior framing systems also were provided for the security entrance vestibule and breakroom. All the aluminum was finished by Linetec in “Silversmith” color using 70% PVDF resin-based architectural coating.

The VA’s finished aluminum framing and glazing systems were installed by San Antonio-based glazing contractor Bulverde Glass, in collaboration with Jacobsen Construction. Working closely with Bulverde, Sage Architectural Products consulted with the design and construction team to meet the project’s modern aesthetic goals and numerous performance requirements.

In addition to his professional role at Bulverde Glass as the project’s foreman, Robert Smith has a personal connection to the facility [ Read More… ]

Loews Kansas City Hotel features aluminum framing systems by Tubelite, finishing by Linetec, glass by Viracon

July 14th, 2021|

Missouri’s Loews Kansas City Hotel is the first full-service luxury hotel to open downtown in more than 30 years. Rising 24 stories and encompassing 800 rooms, its crisp, modern, minimalist look was designed by Cooper Carry and brought to life with Tubelite Inc.’s curtainwall, window wall, entrance and interior aluminum framing systems.

One of Tubelite’s largest completed projects to date, Flynn Midwest LP installed approximately 122,000 square feet of Tubelite’s systems. All of Tubelite’s aluminum framing was finished by Linetec in an Arcadia Silver color on the exterior with multiple paint and anodize finishes on the interior. The finished aluminum was paired with Viracon‘s VRE1-38, VRE1-4322 and VNE1-63 high-performance low-e products, all on a clear glass substrate. Archon Fenestration Technologies, LLC served as the local manufacturers’ representative assisting with glass and framing product selection, specifications and coordination.

“Archon was proud to be part of such a high-profile and much-anticipated project that has not only transformed the Kansas City skyline, but also serves as a catalyst in the growth [ Read More… ]

Wendy’s Quality Supply Chain Co-op, Inc. teams with Tubelite Inc. to offer storefront and entrance systems on prototype restaurants

April 28th, 2021|

Wendy's restaurantTubelite Inc. announces an agreement with Wendy’s Quality Supply Chain Cooperative (QSCC) to supply architectural aluminum products for “Smart 2.0” prototype restaurants in the U.S.

Wendy’s® Smart 2.0 prototypes are part of its “Smart Family of Designs” portfolio offering franchisees development options, including smaller footprint buildings. To simplify the construction process, reduce building costs and support good environmental stewardship, QSCC will rely on Tubelite for dedicated inventory of storefront and entrance products for Wendy’s 30-, 40- and 55-seat new Smart 2.0 restaurants.

As the independent purchasing cooperative for the Wendy’s® system and the third-largest purchasing cooperative in the quick-service restaurant industry, QSCC works with leading suppliers to provide Wendy’s restaurants with products and services that offer quality, consistency and value. Meeting QSCC’s criteria, Tubelite is recognized as an industry leader for its dependable service, product fabrication and distribution of eco-efficient architectural aluminum products.

Wendy's restaurant entranceTubelite’s supply chain partnership with Wendy’s QSCC supports efficient, flexible construction of the restaurants’ up-to-date, versatile designs – whether building new from the ground up or adaptively reusing and renovating existing spaces.

“The Wendy’s team [

Net-zero-ready Colorado office showcases modern design and high performance with Tubelite’s thermal curtainwall and window wall

December 9th, 2020|

Vaisala, Denver; photo by Matt PuckettVaisala, a Finnish company and global leader in weather, environmental and industrial measurements, recently opened its new North American headquarters in Louisville, Colorado. Designed by OZ Architecture of Denver, the office building blends Scandinavian style and sustainable, net-zero-ready functionality.

Tubelite Inc.’s curtainwall and window wall systems contribute to the building’s crisp, modern, minimalist, high-performance design. Thermally broken aluminum framing, low-e insulated glass and Tubelite’s PTB120 Thermal Pressure Plate supplied by Deceuninck further support the building envelope’s sustainability and energy-efficiency goals.

Naturally welcoming design
Vaisala, Denver; photo by Matt PuckettCreating a fluid, indoor/outdoor campus, Vaisala’s new two-story, 35,000-square-foot building accommodates the majority of the company’s 150+ Colorado-based employees and a weather-monitoring operations center. It also serves as a conference and training center for customers and researchers from around the world.

Welcoming its U.S. staff and its global visitors, the architectural design of Vaisala’s headquarters presents an open, inviting and collaborative facility. OZ described the building’s exterior as inspired by the topography of the region, oriented to bring views of the Rocky Mountains [ Read More… ]

ARCO/Murray teams with Tubelite on Topgolf projects to ensure design continuity, consistency, quality across multiple locations

November 9th, 2020|

Every year, new Topgolf venues open across North America and beyond. Supporting this consistent growth, ARCO/Murray Construction Company has provided design/build services for U.S. Topgolf locations since 2006. Partnering with its client and with Aria Group Architects, Inc., ARCO/Murray has helped create at least 60 Topgolf entertainment destinations with more planned.

Topgolf venues offer a golfing, gaming, dining and entertainment experience built on technology that uses embedded microchips in golf balls to track players’ shots on its enclosed driving ranges. To ensure continuity across multiple sites, with multiple glazing contractors and multiple architectural aluminum framing systems, ARCO/Murray teamed with Tubelite Inc. on more than half a dozen Topgolf projects since 2015.

Tubelite’s national accounts team assisted ARCO/Murray with product selection and services for such Topgolf destinations as Oklahoma City, Columbus, Omaha, Albuquerque and Chattanooga. Each venue is customized to its market and space using one of four prototypes. Inspired by the interactivity of Topgolf’s games, the concepts convey [ Read More… ]

Salt Lake City’s Fire Station No. 14 features triple-glazed, Therml=Block curtainwall

June 8th, 2020|

In April 2020, Salt Lake City’s Fire Station No. 14 earned LEED Gold certification through the U.S. Green Building Council for its energy-efficient, environmentally responsible design and construction. When it opened in 2018, it was one of the first net-zero-energy (NZE) fire stations in the country, meaning it generates more energy than it consumes. Helping achieve the building’s performance goals, Tubelite Inc.‘s triple-glazed thermal curtainwall, multi-pane storefront and interior framing systems were installed by Mollerup Glass Co.

Nestled between the Wasatch and Oquirrh Mountains, Salt Lake City’s valley winter temperature inversions can act as a lid trapping cold air and pollution for several days or weeks. The State of Utah and Salt Lake City have invested in strategies and resources to improve the air quality and reduce potential health risks.

Salt Lake City’s NZE facilities mandate and “Climate Positive 2040” plan seeks to achieve net-100% renewable electricity by 2030 and to reduce carbon pollution by 80% by 2040. Exemplifying this directive, Station 14 features a solar panel roof array, geothermal heating and cooling, and high-performance building envelope. Creating [ Read More… ]

Tubelite’s high-performance systems with traditional, culturally inspired design

April 28th, 2020|

Project - Navajo Tribal Utility Authority (NTUA) Headquarter - Fort Defiance, NM - Curtainwall, Storefront, Entrances - 2019The Navajo Tribal Utility Authority (NTUA) was established in 1959 to address the absence of utilities on the 27,000-square-mile Navajo Nation, which extends into Arizona, New Mexico and Utah. After 60 years, the NTUA has grown into the largest multi-utility enterprise owned and operated by an American Indian tribe.

The NTUA’s new headquarters brings together administrative departments within its 80,000-square-foot offices located in Fort Defiance, Arizona. Dyron Murphy Architects, a Native-American owned business, said its design was inspired by Navajo cultural elements. Traditional building materials are complemented by modern, high-performance, aluminum-framed curtainwall, storefront and entrance systems manufactured by Tubelite Inc. and installed by Southwest Glass & Glazing.

The project broke ground in 2017 with a ceremonial blessing of the site, emphasizing the importance of the project’s connection to the local community and Navajo culture. Construction was led by Flintco and was substantially completed in August 2018. Aligned with energy-efficient practices, sustainable features are incorporated throughout the building.

“The physical environments of indigenous [

University’s aquatics center achieves LEED Gold

April 16th, 2020|

Project - Southern Methodist University – Aquatic Center - Dallas, TX - Curtainwall, Storefront, Entrances - 2017Southern Methodist University’s (SMU‘s) new Robson & Lindley Aquatics Center and Barr-McMillion Natatorium stands as a gateway for the growing east campus and builds on a legacy of proud Olympians, world records and 155 national titles. Earning LEED Gold certification through the U.S. Green Building Council, the project also exemplifies SMU’s commitment to sustainability.

To realize the project’s aesthetic, performance and sustainability goals, glazing contractor B&B Glass, Inc. installed Tubelite Inc.’s high-performance 400CW Series Curtainwall, T14000 Series Storefront and Wide Stile Entrance systems. Contractor and LEED consultant, The Beck Group, led the project’s 20-month construction.

Home to SMU’s Dallas-based, internationally recognized men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams, the 42,000-square-foot center provides facilities for practice and competition. Brinkley Sargent Wiginton (BSW) Architects designed the new Aquatics Center to reflect the traditional Georgian architecture associated with the university.

The center’s grand rotunda features a Tubelite’s curtainwall in three towering two-story-tall sections to [ Read More… ]

Legacy Plaza unites seven nonprofits in a three-building complex featuring renovated exteriors with Tubelite’s energy-efficient systems

November 27th, 2019|

The new home to seven nonprofit partner organizations, Legacy Plaza encompasses three, renovated buildings on West 31st Street in Tulsa. The transformative community-focused campus was developed and funded through a generous gift from The Anne & Henry Zarrow Foundation. Contributing to the modern appearance and energy-efficient performance of this reimagined building complex, the aging windows were replaced with Tubelite Inc.’s 900RW ribbon window, Series 200 curtainwall and Wide Stile entrance systems.

Designed by KKT Architects, the firm described Legacy Plaza as “a symbol of the active engagement and collaboration of Tulsa area nonprofits, philanthropy and family trusts. This formerly under-utilized, highly visible commercial property consists of two high-rise towers and a matching three-story building. … transformed into highly valued space for its new tenants.”

Formerly the headquarters of Dollar Thrifty, the property originally was constructed in 1975, prior to the advent of commercial window systems with high-performance, low-e, insulated glazing and thermally broken framing members. Along with its non-thermally broken frames and existing 0.25-inch clear, monolithic glass with a reflective bronze film, time and weather had caused the caulking and seals to deteriorate.

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East Carolina University renovates football stadium with Tubelite products

November 7th, 2019|

East Carolina University’s (ECU‘s) first 2019-20 home football game resulted in a win and ushered in the beginning of a new era for Pirates fans at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium. The recently completed, $60 million, southside renovation added 1,000 premium seats in TowneBank Tower. Pirates Club premium seat holders now are welcomed through entrances and façade systems created with Tubelite Inc.’s doors, curtainwall, ribbon windows and storefront.

The 93,000-square-foot TowneBank Tower rises nine stories and spans the top of the south-side seats between the 15-yard lines. It encompasses five founders suites, 19 standard suites, 22 loge boxes and 550 club seats. The top level of the tower also houses a new press box and game-day operations center.

Along with the TowneBank Tower, renovation of the Wards Sports Medicine Building also was part of the project scope. Expansions and modernizations were made to the Ward building’s football locker room, team meeting areas, athletics training headquarters and equipment room. A football team lounge also was added to the existing structure.

Designed by architectural firm LS3P Associates Ltd. of Wilmington, North Carolina, the Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium southside renovation [ Read More… ]

Oklahoma’s Cattlemen’s Steakhouse welcomes generations of hungry patrons

September 24th, 2019|

In 1910, Cattlemen’s Café opened its doors in Oklahoma’s stockyards to serve cowboys, ranchers, cattle haulers and other hungry people. In 2020, the restaurant will mark its 110th year as the oldest continuously operating restaurant in Oklahoma City. Several decades its junior, Tubelite Inc. will celebrate its 75th year in business. These companies’ shared history is connected by the very doors that have welcomed patrons into the restaurant for generations.

“The door of a high-traffic entry, like a restaurant, could see literally hundreds of thousands, or even millions, of openings and closings every year,” said Tubelite’s client development manager in Oklahoma, John Wiemer, CDM, CSI, CDT. “Unlike welded doors which require a total door replacement, Tubelite’s doors feature tie-rod assembly.”

As the name describes, Tubelite’s tie-rod constructed doors use steel rods across the top and bottom of the door. The rods are anchored in the vertical stiles and thread through the horizontal rails, tying the stiles to each other with the rails gripped in between. The rods have threaded ends, and are secured with locknuts on both sides. Welded corners have [ Read More… ]

Colorado hospital’s ER renovation features Tubelite products

June 4th, 2019|

Photographer: Matt Puckett UCHealth’s Poudre Valley Hospital in Fort Collins, Colorado, expanded its patient services with the renovation and addition of its emergency room (ER) department. The 185,000-square-foot, three-story ER features Tubelite Inc.’s storefront, curtainwall and entrance systems to create the welcoming exterior and the comfortable, daylit interior.

Originally built in 1925, the original hospital had been renovated and expanded many times. The former ER space was built to treat 25,000 patients per year, but in 2016, approximately 53,000 patients were cared for there. The new ER can accommodate future growth of the community and can care for up to 100,000 patients annually.

Photographer: Matt Puckett At 55,543 square feet, the new ER is more than three times the size of the hospital’s former emergency space and offers up to 64 beds. The new facility also features a clinical laboratory, a retail pharmacy, a rooftop helipad and an orthopedics unit. UCHealth noted that the new orthopedic unit, on the second floor, “has large rooms with natural light and a rehabilitation gym that gives patients an area to improve their mobility and health without the feel of being in a hospital.”

Inviting the natural light and framing the views, [ Read More… ]

UCHealth Cancer Center renovates lobby with Tubelite products

May 6th, 2019|

Photographer: Matt PuckettUCHealth Cancer Center in Fort Collins, Colorado, recently renovated its Harmony Campus’ lobby and entry to provide a more hospitable welcome for patients, staff and visitors. Designed by CBRE | Heery, Inc., in association with FreemanWhite, the cancer center’s new entrance features natural light and views framed with Tubelite Inc.’s storefront systems.

A service of Poudre Valley Hospital and the region’s leading cancer center, UCHealth expanded its facility to serve the growing number of patients generated by the area’s increasing population, and heightened awareness of cancer prevention and treatment options.

Photographer: Matt PuckettCompared to the estimated costs to build a new facility, the $10.7 million, 44,390-square-foot renovation and expansion to the existing structure offered savings without disrupting patient care. General contractor Adolfson & Peterson Construction managed the expansion in phases to allow the cancer center to remain operational throughout construction. During the main phase of construction, a 32,150-square-foot, two-story addition was built to house a medical infusion area and the interior of the cancer center was renovated with the new lobby and entrance.

To create this warm, welcoming environment, CBRE | Heery, [ Read More… ]

Mountrail-Williams Electric Cooperative’s features Tubelite products

February 4th, 2019|

photo by Chad Ziemendorf; courtesy of FCI Constructors, Inc. Mountrail-Williams Electric Cooperative (MWEC), one of the largest power distributor in the Upper Midwest, recently opened its brand new headquarters in Williston, North Dakota, featuring an expansive curtainwall from Tubelite.

The four-story, 85,000-square-foot building was designed by JLG Architects to achieve a LEED® Gold certification with an emphasis on highlighting the efficient use of electricity, while creating a beacon for MWEC on the north side of Williston. The construction manager for the build was the Williston office of FCI Constructors, Inc.  Gage Brothers produced precast concrete products, including the walls to anchor the large expanses of Tubelite’s curtainwall finished in a Class I Clear anodize by Linetec.

“We are very pleased with our building and the ease of which the curtainwall construction was brought to the project. Most of all the beauty and the energy efficiency it brought to our building, we are so proud!” said MWEC’s general manager, Dale Haugen.

“MWEC approached JLG in 2014 about helping look at a [ Read More… ]

Dan Dipert Career and Technical Center features Tubelite systems

September 20th, 2018|

photo by Chad DavisCelebrating the beginning of its second academic year, the Dan Dipert Career + Technical Center (CTC) serves approximately 2,400 students from across the Arlington Independent School District (AISD) in Texas. Designed by VLK Architects, the CTC incorporates Tubelite Inc.’s storefront, curtainwall, entrances and sun shades – on both the building’s exterior and interior – emphasizing transparency to promote collaboration and connection.

Providing real world experiences and skills for high school juniors and seniors, the CTC’s purpose-built, two-story structure spans 169,800 square feet to accommodate Career Technical Education programs in 18 specialized academies ranging from culinary arts to robotics. The facility is designed for flexibility to evolve and adapt to changing programs and future areas of interests.

photo by Chad Davis“Collaboration at all levels is the driving force behind the design,” described VLK Architects Project Designer Richard Hunt, AIA, LEED® AP. “Expressive and monumental, the architecture is unique to the neighborhood and city as a whole. The expansive curtainwall, featuring diagonal sun shade fins, serves as a subconscious billboard to [ Read More… ]

Little Caesars Arena meets aesthetic, sustainability, security goals

June 14th, 2018|

Photo by Red ArchieIn May 2018, Little Caesars Arena earned the Sports Facility of the Year Award by Sports Business, based on excellence, growth, creativity, innovation, sound planning, implementation and outcomes. The arena’s “deconstructed” design features numerous buildings composing the whole sports and entertainment destination, and anchoring a 50-block area branded as The District Detroit.

Designed by HOK and owned by Ilitch Holdings, Inc., the $862.9 million arena complex blends historic and modern aesthetics with massively scaled, fan-friendly interiors and modestly scaled, pedestrian-friendly exteriors. Contributing to this exterior, Tubelite Inc.‘s curtainwall, storefront and entrance systems support the project’s aesthetic, sustainability and security goals for completion on time and within budget.

Accepting the recent award, Christopher Ilitch, president and CEO of Ilitch Holdings, Inc., said, “Our vision for what Little Caesars Arena could offer to fans, players, artists and community members drove us to create something very special and highly innovative. Every aspect of Little Caesars Arena was designed to enhance the guest experience, and we appreciate that those efforts continue to be recognized.”

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BD+C features Tubelite’s durable doors for high-traffic entryways

March 23rd, 2018|

Projects built for high traffic and longevity in mind depend on Tubelite’s tie-rod doors.
Building Design+Construction features two successful and enduring project examples:
* Indiana State Fairgrounds’ Elements Financial Blue Ribbon Pavilion
* Mount Rushmore National Memorial’s gift shop
“Considering that entry doors are among the most frequently used moving parts of a building, it is impressive how long aluminum doors last and how well they perform. The door of a high-traffic entry such as at a retail facility could see literally hundreds of thousands, or even millions, of openings and closings every year,” begins the article.
Click here to continuing reading this online story.

Please contact us if we can answer any additional questions for you regarding aluminum entrance systems, and let us know how we help you select the most dependable products for your next project.


Seguin Public Library in Texas earns LEED Gold and awards

March 9th, 2018|

When the City of Seguin, Texas, decided to tear down its old library and build a new one, the priority was to leverage the natural beauty of its site along the banks of Walnut Creek. In Nov. 2017, the project earned LEED® Gold certification through the U.S. Green Building Council. Bringing the outdoors inside of this two-story facility, Tubelite’s curtainwall and storefront frames these natural views and leverages natural light. In addition, cantilevered decks overlook the creek and a popular walking and biking trail.

Designed by PGAL of Los Angeles and 720 design inc. of Dallas, the 43,000-square-foot library is three times the size of the original building, providing more area for books, technology and spaces to sit, read and enjoy the natural surroundings. Thanks to Tubelite’s curtainwall with high-performance glass, a quiet room extends into the branches of a pecan tree letting visitors feel as if they are sitting in a transparent tree house.

Representing Tubelite, Sage Architectural Products, LLC provided glazing contractor [ Read More… ]

Dramatic design for Chicago theater created with Tubelite curtainwall

February 12th, 2018|

The Yard at Chicago Shakespeare brings a new trend in theater architecture to the city and completes part of the grand plan to transform Navy Pier into a global destination. The new theater features captivating views of the skyline and Lake Michigan through curving curtainwall, sweeping storefront and entrance systems from Tubelite Inc.

Designed by Chicago’s Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture, with the British theater consulting firm Charcoalblue, the new, 33,000-square-foot expansion connects to the Chicago Shakespeare Theater’s (CST’s) existing building through a two-level, 170-foot-long glass lobby. The lobby’s curtainwall showcases one of Chicago’s first electrochromic (EC) glazing installations.

Complex Curtainwall

Chicago-based glazing contractor Northern Glass Inc. installed 5,000 square feet of Tubelite’s 400SS Series four-side, structurally glazed, aluminum curtainwall. In addition, they used Tubelite’s 400 Series standard curtainwall on the main entrance, and 14000 I/O Series storefront on the vestibule and second floor balcony terrace. The curtainwall [ Read More… ]

University of Washington’s NanoES featured in Architect’s Newspaper

January 29th, 2018|

hotos by: Aaron Leitz Photography, courtesy of ZGFThe University of Washington’s newly opened Nano Engineering and Sciences Building (UW NanoES) relies on Tubelite’s Therml=Block® entrances with thermal strut, customized electric security and automatic hardware. Demonstrating its energy-efficiency and daylight-focused design, the project is pursuing LEED® Silver certification through the U.S. Green Building Council.

The Seattle offices of Zimmer Gunsul Frasca Architects LLP (ZGF) designed the NanoES as the second phase of a 168,000-square-foot complex located at the center of the UW Seattle-based campus. The first phase, the 90,000-square-foot Molecular Engineering and Sciences Building, was completed in 2012.

Read more about this project success story in The Architect’s Newspaper.

Photos by Aaron Leitz Photography, courtesy of ZGF

Centrum Bucktown luxury high-rise showcases three of Tubelite’s newest products

January 11th, 2018|

Centrum Bucktown, Photo by Michael Lipman, courtesy of Tubelite Inc.Bucktown, one of Chicago’s trendiest neighborhoods, welcomed a new, high-end apartment complex in May 2017. Centrum Bucktown is a six-story, 100-unit building with a gleaming façade wrapping the corner of North Leavitt Street and North Milwaukee Avenue.

Designed by Hirsch Associates and Forum Studio, the project is pursuing LEED® Silver certification through the U.S. Green Building Council. Contributing to the attractive building, as well as its sustainability and performance, Northern Glass installed Tubelite’s Therml=Block® TerraPorte 7600 Series terrace doors and 900RW Series ribbon window, plus Phantom 5000 vents.

Centrum Bucktown is the first project to showcase all three of these Tubelite products, which have been introduced to the U.S. market during the last 18 months. “Now, when we’re looking at 10-, 12- 15-story buildings, we can use Tubelite’s 900RW on the upper floors, the Phantom vents and terrace doors throughout, and storefront on the first floor,” says Eric Martinson with Northern Glass. “We have a complete package. It gives us the option to do more and go higher [ Read More… ]

Utah’s Sandy Commerce offices feature mountain views framed by Tubelite’s systems

January 3rd, 2018|

Attracting Utah’s discerning office tenants, Sandy Commerce boasts floor-to-ceiling glass with mountain views, thanks in part to the storefront, curtainwall and entrance systems provided by Tubelite Inc. These high-performance systems also contribute to the project’s energy efficiency and sustainability goals, earning LEED® Silver certification through the U.S. Green Building Council.

Owned by The Boyer Company, the new, five-story, 120,958-square-foot, Class A building is visible to more than 170,000 vehicles traveling each day on I-15. Babcock Design helped the owner capitalize on its prominent location with a modern glass and metal façade that is as appealing on the exterior as it is to occupants on the interior.

“A sleek, modern façade captures the reflection of the surrounding mountains to passersby,” describes Babcock Design’s project architect, Chad Littlewood, AIA. “Floor-to-ceiling glass and an open floor plan provide all employees with natural light and beautiful views. Likewise, low-emitting materials found throughout the building provide occupants with maximum health and comfort.”

These design elements and building components contributed to achieving the project’s LEED criteria and [ Read More… ]

In the News: Campus International School, Ohio

November 16th, 2017|

Campus International School designed with emphasis on daylighting, connectivity and transparency with Tubelite’s systems

Campus International School (CIS) in Cleveland opened in September for the 2017 academic year. Serving 720 students in grades K-8, the new facility incorporates curtainwall, entrance and storefront systems from Tubelite. Light and connectivity guided the architectural vision of ThenDesign Architecture (TDA) and Perkins+Will, brought to life in the exterior glass and metal façade and throughout the school’s transparent interiors.

Construction manager ICON, LLC selected Environmental Glass, Inc. as the glazing contractor for CIS. Working on an accelerated schedule, the project began in March 2016 and was completed in August 2017 one month prior to opening.

Environmental Glass installed a combination of:

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Minneapolis’ Baker Center Features Tubelite’s Products

October 27th, 2017|

Photo by Paul Crosby

Conveniently 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.

Owned by The Travelers Companies and managed by Transwestern, the Baker Center boasts more than 1 million square feet of office and retail space. It consists of the Baker Building, Investors Building, Roanoke Building and the 730 Building. The Baker, Roanoke and Investor buildings were built in the 1920s. The 730 Building was completed in 1968. The $25 million renovation started in 2016, continued in phases to minimize distribution to occupants and concluded in July 2017.

“The goal of the design was to honor the historic aspects of the buildings, while creating unique modern spaces to support today’s mobile worker,” stated David Serrano, AIA, a principal with RSP, the architectural firm heading up the design. “The result takes advantage of [ Read More… ]

In the News: Hotel Henry

September 26th, 2017|

Opened in April, Hotel Henry at the Richardson Olmsted Campus in Buffalo, New York, transforms a progressive 19th-century psychiatric hospital into an elegant urban resort and conference center.

The building is a National Historic Landmark and part of a 1,500-foot-long complex of stone and brick buildings by Henry Hobson Richardson that are surrounded by 100 acres of grounds.

Reimagined by New York architects Deborah Berke Partners, the new Hotel Henry features a glass box main entry constructed using Tubelite’s curtainwall system. Blending historic and modern elements, the fresh concept remains true to the original philosophy of this healing environment, which emphasized the restorative and therapeutic potential of daylight, fresh air, and pleasing spaces and views.

Click here to read Architectural Record’s article about this inventive renovation project.