1730 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
AIA Chicago Divine Detail Award
Photography: Anice Hoachlander
A complete façade replacement while the building was 100% occupied the project required removing deteriorating stone cladding and installing a new energy-efficient unitized curtainwall. The renovation was a technical response to the enclosure's failure, an opportunity to improve the performance metrics of the building, and simultaneously upgrade its image. A short timeline for design, construction, and phasing was planned carefully between the contractor and tenant schedules in the occupied building.
Our goal was to increase daylight and views, improving façade performance by decreasing air and water infiltration, minimizing envelope surface area and joints for initial cost savings, and long-term maintenance.