At A Glance:
Location: Indianapolis, IN
Size: 980 Windows / 15,250 s.f.
Steel frame windows with single-pane glazing were utilized in abundance on original portions of Jordan Hall (1928), Atherton Union (1948), and the Pharmacy Building (1949). In 2015, their age and condition required that they be replaced in order to restore operational usage of the window units and provide greater energy efficiency. Similarly, the curtainwall system on the Irwin Library (1963) utilized single-pane glazing in a custom profiled-aluminum frame system. The building’s skylight utilized translucent glazed panels which had yellowed severely. Both systems, along with the aged roof, required replacement.
The Design Team was careful to maintain existing narrow frame sightlines to the greatest extent possible with new aluminum frame window units with custom profiles and mullions to match the existing window profiles and mullions of each building. Insulated low-E glazing will provide greater energy efficiency for the exterior envelope of each building. The new skylight for the Irwin Library will utilize insulated glazing with a ceramic frit pattern and a low-E coating to minimize heat gain/loss while providing a pleasant level of natural daylight level for the interior of the atrium, known for its unique white finishes.
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