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UW Tacoma - Tioga Library; Tacoma, WA

Architect: THA Architecture

General Contractor: Korsmo Construction

Completion: Fall 2012

Products/Services Supplied:

  • Kawneer 1600 Curtain Wall
  • Kawneer 8225 Windows
  • Kawneer Trifab 601T Storefronts
  • Vitro Solarban 60 by Northwestern Industries
  • Blumcraft Glass Guardrails

What a view! The Tioga Library renovation at the University of Washington Tacoma Campus provides a backdrop that can only be found in the Northwest, overlooking Commencement Bay to the east and lined by a silhouette of the Cascade Mountains. Installation included custom-painted full-height curtain wall systems along with windows and storefronts that made this a project that is sure to turn heads. Portions of the curtain wall were infilled with aluminum backpans to provide a seamless profile. The exterior cladding system also included a terracotta tile system with varying tones to provide added interest.