LOCATION: Iowa City, IA
CATEGORY: Education

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ARCHITECT OF DESIGN:
Steven Holl Architects
New York, NY

 

ARCHITECT OF RECORD:
HLKB Architecture
Des Moines, IA

 

GENERAL CONTRACTOR:
Larson Construction Company
Independence, IA


Renowned architectural firm, Steven Holl Architects, has received several awards for the unique design of this contemporary university art building clad in weathering steel.

 

AWS’ work included the complete air barrier membrane which wraps the entire building. All exterior glass systems which tie into the air barrier membrane and complete the air barrier. Next installed outside the air barrier is 3” of continuous thermal fiber insulation. And finally, the open joint weathering steel cladding.

 

The glazing systems are; an AWS custom designed steel curtain wall with four sided structural glazing system, insulated channel glass, zero site line vents, and skylights. The open joint weathering steel cladding included all trims and coping.

 

AWS unitized the channel glass at a nearby warehouse to achieve better quality fabrication, assembly and silicone sealant application. This reduced potential field installation issues such as missed or poor wet seal tooling and reduced installation duration.

 

AWS was the recipient of the 2007 AIA Excellence in Craft Award for this project.

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