Great Glazing: McCormick & Company's Headquarters

McCormick & Co. HQ
Photos courtesy of McCormick & Company

McCormick & Co. HQ interiorThe basics: McCormick & Company’s new global headquarters in Hunt Valley, Maryland, a 350,000-square-foot, seven-floor building, features nearly 85,000 square feet of glass and serves as the centerpiece of a growing corporate campus. The 130-year-old company’s headquarters is designed to be sleek, modern and energy efficient. The four-year project involved stripping an existing building down to its concrete and steel structure, adding a refined glass curtain wall and carving out a central atrium to provide natural daylighting, open floor plans and a variety of workspaces to cultivate innovation and collaboration among nearly 1,000 employees.

The players: Architect, STUDIOS Architecture; general contractor, Gilbane Co.; contract glazier, TSI Corp.; glass manufacturers, Guardian Glass, Vitro Architectural Glass; glass fabricator, J.E. Berkowitz; metal systems suppliers, Northern Facades, Clover Architectural Products

The glass and systems: Guardian Glass supplied triple-silver, low-emissivity SunGuard SNX 51/23 coating on clear glass and SNX62/27 coating on CrystalGray glass for the insulating glass units, which were fabricated by J.E. Berkowitz.

JEB supplied Winduo IGUs to the project’s façade as well as provided approximately 5,000 square feet of Vitro Architectural Glass’ tinted Optiblue laminated glass for rooftop guardrails and architectural fly-bys.

Northern Facades supplied custom aluminum framing for both the IGUs and the laminated glass panels. Clover Architectural Products provided a horizontal sunshade system on the south-facing elevation.

McCormick’s new headquarters is expected to earn LEED Certification at the Gold level from the U.S. Green Building Council.