Great Glazing: Arizona State Law School, Center for Law and Society
Contract glaziers: Kovach Building Enclosures, Walters & Wolf (interior glass), Renlita Overhead Doors (great hall door), Southwest Metalsmiths Inc. (glass handrails)
Glass fabricator: Viracon Inc.
The Arizona Center for Law and Society at Arizona State University’s Downtown Phoenix campus is a 268,000-square-foot ground-up facility, featuring a variety of instructional spaces including lecture halls, classrooms, seminar rooms, a moot courtroom, law library and student spaces.
Construction of the new facility in Phoenix presented a bevy of challenges concerning the design and installation of the building’s multi-material façade. The owner and general contractor wanted a building clad with a local stone façade that was not only code compliant and fully warrantied, but also durable enough to last a century. The design team used building information modeling throughout the project, especially to model the skin to allow for a prefabricated panelized
stone glazing exterior curtain wall. Read more...