Great Glazing: Scentsy Headquarters Office Tower


Photos courtesy of D&A Glass Co.

The basics: The Scentsy company recently moved onto an expansive new campus in Meridian, Idaho, complete with a 168,000-square-foot, six-story office tower featuring a glass and ACM panel façade. Designed to reflect earth, water, light and air, the office building capitalizes on light, as employees and visitors enjoy expansive outside views on three sides of the building.  

The players: Architect, CTA Architects; general contractor, Engineered Structures Inc.; glass fabricator, Hartung Glass Industries; contract glazier, D&A Glass Co.; glass manufacturer, Guardian Industries; metal and sunshade supplier, Kawneer; ACM panel supplier, Alucobond

The glass and systems: The tower façade’s insulating glazing units are comprised of 6 millimeter gray float glass outboard lite and Guardian SunGuard SuperNeutral 68 low-E on the No. 3 surface of a clear inboard lite and a 12 mm spacer. By using glass as its main feature, the Scentsy headquarters office space receives abundant natural light and significant energy savings. The air-filled IGUs achieve visual light transmission of 34 percent, with a U-value of 0.29 and a solar heat gain coefficient of 0.28. 

Kawneer supplied its 1600 series curtain wall in clear anodized for the Scentsy project. Instead of painting the metal accents on the building, the architects specified ACM panels in custom colors from Alucobond. Purchased through Southern Aluminum Finishing, the panels feature Harvest Gold and Coconut Husk finishing colors.