Great Glazing: Midland States Bank Headquarters

The basics: The new Midland States Bank headquarters in Effingham, Ill., is a four-story, 77,100-square-foot building that houses the bank's administrative, operations and finance divisions. The building features an extensive glass exterior that provides daylighting throughout the bank, and a lobby atrium that gives an open feel to the common areas, according to The Redmond Company. The interior features custom glass railings that surround the lobby area. The building was designed to achieve silver certification from the U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design program.

The players: Architect, The Redmond Company; general contractor, Akra Builders; glazing system supplier, Kawneer Co.; glass fabricator, Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope; glazing contractor, Bacon & Van Buskirk.

The glass and systems: The glazing systems include exterior curtain wall, 7 ½-inch 1600 Wall and sunshades, and 500 series exterior doors. The exterior glass units are Sunglass insulating glass, Sunglass over ¼-inch laminated on the north and east elevations for acoustic performance. The interior glass handrail components include architectural railings and grilles; the interior handrail glazing is ½-inch clear tempered glass with applied frosted film.