Architect: NBBJ Architects
General Contractor: Neeser Construction
Completion: Winter 2019
- Oldcastle Reliance Unit Wall Unitized Curtain Wall
- Oldcastle Thermal Composite Entrances
- Assa Abloy Sliding Entrances
- Vitro Coated Glazing by Northwestern Industries
- VIEW Electrochromic Glazing
- Glass Canopies by DeaMor
The new Medical Pavilion building at UW Valley Medical Center is a welcome addition to the campus and provides a full cancer treatment center and orthopedic surgical program. With such a large scale project, and the interior build-out requiring hi-tech finishes and equipment, it was critical the building envelope allowed the building to be "dried-in" as quickly as possible. In order to achieve this, Mission Glass worked with Oldcastle to provide pre-glazed curtain wall units for the "punched" window openings as well as the continuous spans. Due to tight sight restrictions, and the height of the building, this required flying the panels in via mobile crane at the upper floors as well as across the 3rd floor "eyebrow" that carried across the bridge to the parking structure.
This eyebrow was a unique feature in that it included electrochromic glazing by VIEW, Inc. Electrochromic glazing allows the glass to be electronically tinted by connecting each piece of glass to a computer system. This helps reduce heating and cooling loads by preventing excessive heat build up in the hot summer months, but can be switched off to allow this heat to warm the building in the Northwest winters, and avoids the need for blinds or shades, which can inhibit views.
Other key partners were DeaMor, who designed and installed the glass canopies, Forms + Surfaces with the interior decorative glass walls at the lobby, Assa-Abloy automatic sliding entrances, and Northwestern Industries who provided standard vision and spandrel glass units with Guardian Low-E coatings.