New glazing revives Wexner Center for the Arts

January 2, 2007

“Our architects worked closely with our glass subcontractor on Adams Row to find a balance between enough tint to limit heat gain and making sure we didn’t get too reflective.”—Al Hedin, senior partner of preconstruction and development, PN Hoffman

The basics: The Adams Row condominiums in Washington, D.C., feature an expansive commercial glass façade that answers demand for more transparency in multi-family residential projects. Completed fall 2005; cost, $130 per square foot; 68 units.
The players: Architect, Hickok Cole, Washington, D.C.; developer and general contractor, PN Hoffman, Washington, D.C.; co-developer, Adams Investment Group, Washington, D.C.; contract glazier, Service Glass Industries Inc., Frederick, Md.; glass fabricator, Pdc Glass & Metal Services, Cheswick, Pa.; glass manufacturer, AFG Glass, Kingsport, Tenn.
The glass: Floor-to-ceiling storefront-style units with 1-inch insulating units with Comfort E2 low-emissivity coating on the No. 2 surface.

Photos by Prakash Patel, Washington, D.C.
Learn more about the Adams Row condos in the February issue of Glass Magazine.