The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) recently ran a Corporate Spotlight feature on Enclos. The statement speaks highly of the firm both on and off the jobsite, stating “not only does Enclos Corp take great pride in their work on CHOP’s campus, but they also care about the health and well-being of the millions of children treated at CHOP.”
Enclos has provided engineering and construction services for numerous buildings on the hospital's campus, including the Leonard and Madlyn Abramson Pediatric Research Center (shown above) and the Colket Translational Research Building.
CHOP’s statement can be viewed in its entirety here.
Many of you already know Mic Patterson, Director of Strategic Development for Enclos, or have experienced the AIA/CES program "Exposed Structural Systems and Long Span Glass Facades" that he has presented to numerous architectural offices. What you might not know is that the content of this program derives from a book authored by Patterson that is being published by John Wiley and Sons. "Structural Glass Facades and Enclosures" is scheduled for release at the end of March, and is currently available for pre-order.
The book is roughly half descriptive text covering structural glass facade technology, and half case studies of structural glass facade applications. The text explores the structural systems, glazing systems and glass that characterize this technology, addressing considerations ranging from design through fabrication and erection. Project delivery strategies appropriate for projects with innovative content are discussed. Eleven exemplary case studies explore diverse applications of structural glass facades in depth. These applications include mullion and truss systems, cable trusses, cable nets, and an all-glass enclosure.
Not simply a design or engineering book, "Structural Glass Facades and Enclosures" is intended as an implementation resource for any of the stakeholders involved in a building project where structural glass facade technology may be appropriate for consideration; the architect, engineer, owner/developer, general contractor, facade contractor, facade consultant, fabricator, material supplier, or erector will find information relevant to their work. Students of architecture, engineering and construction management will also find the book of interest. In fact, Patterson used the book material as the basis for an advanced facade course called Skin and Bones that he taught at the University of Southern California School of Architecture.
In addition to its custom curtainwall work, Enclos specializes in structural glass facades, having completed many applications of the technology. If you are considering a structural glass facade application on one of your building projects, remember that Mic “wrote the book” on the subject, and give us a call!
Enclos will have a strong presence at the upcoming Glass Performance Days, the largest international conference on architectural glass. The biennial event is held in Tampere, Finland, with more than 800 participants from over 55 countries in attendance. This year’s program consists of two days of workshops and three days of conference proceedings from June 17-20.
Six papers submitted by Enclos were accepted for the conference and will be published in the conference proceedings. Five of the papers will be presented as part of the speakers program, and one is included in the poster session. Topics of the Enclos submissions include: glass performance, CFD modeling, blast design, double skins, structural glass facades and retrofit strategies.
The Architect’s Forum is a special program at GPD, where leading industry experts are invited to present topical information most relevant to the architectural profession. At this year’s Forum, Mic Patterson, Director of Strategic Development at Enclos’ Advanced Technology Studio (EnclosATS), has been invited to speak on sustainability considerations of glass in the building facade. Other Forum speakers include such industry leaders as James Carpenter, Timothy Macfarlane, Werner Sobek, and Keith Boswell. Mic will also be conducting a full day workshop on structural glass façade technology, along with Jeff Vaglio, Design Engineer at EnclosATS, and Michael Ludvick, Structural Engineer at M. Ludvik & Co.
The full program including workshop descriptions and other conference details is available at the GPD website here. Join us for the fun in Finland!
The Architect’s Guide to Glass has published a spotlight on the L.A. Live Tower & Residences' podium entranceway. The article refers to the portal as a "sleek cabling system" that provides "accents to the glass and a geometrical pattern without inhibiting views to the outside." You can read the article here.
Enclos provided comprehensive design/assist-design/build services for the 20,000 square foot point-fixed structural glass facade podium, in addition to 540,000 square feet of custom glass unitized curtainwall that wraps the JW Marriott and Ritz-Carlton hotels. Additional information — including a project image gallery — of the L.A. Live Tower & Residences can be found here.
The February publication of Architectural Record features a profile of 300 New Jersey Avenue, a state-of-the-art office building in Washington, D.C.
Enclos was responsible for the challenging facade program that encloses the 10-story atrium space, whose glass enclosed atrium with exposed structure creates a dramatic public space by tying two adjacent office buildings together. The article refers to the atrium as the bond that "integrates the disparate parts into a unified campus with undeniable character." 300 New Jersey Avenue is LEED Gold certified.