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Hope’s® Solid Steel Windows Help Transform Historic Building at the University of Chicago

Publish Date: Thursday, July 23, 2015

JAMESTOWN, NY – Hope’s® custom, handcrafted hot-rolled solid steel windows were installed in an adaptive reuse project for the University of Chicago’s new Saieh Hall for Economics in Chicago, IL.

Occupying a full city block, the first phase of this project transformed a seminary originally built in 1928 into a 100,000-sq.-ft. building that preserves the beauty and grandeur of the historic structure while updating it with 21st century features and efficiencies.

The project involved the replacement of 307 windows. These included the installation of Hope’s Jamestown175™ Series 45-minute fire rated fixed windows and swing doors; Jamestown175 Series non-fire rated fixed windows and swing doors; and Landmark175™ Series side hung-in casement ventilators with custom 1 ¾ " frame sightline to match existing windows.

“The Hope’s windows improve building performance and maintain the historic character of the building,” says Katie Gerner, Associate, AIA, LEED AP of Ann Beha Architects in Boston, MA.

After a preservation assessment was completed, Gerner says “a window mock-up was performed during the design phase of the project to test different treatment options for aesthetics, performance, technical feasibility and cost.”

The strength of the steel window sections are ideal for projects requiring large glass lites while maintaining narrow sightlines.

Saieh Hall incorporates 77,000 sq. ft. of repurposed space and 23,000 sq. ft. of new construction. With a construction cost of $54 million, Phase I of Saieh Hall has achieved LEED Gold.

Hope’s®, based in Jamestown, NY, is the nation’s leading and most experienced manufacturer of custom designed, handcrafted hot-rolled solid steel and solid bronze window and door systems, specializing in historic preservation, cultural, institutional, commercial and luxury residential applications. Hope’s windows and doors help architects achieve even the most technically challenging design visions–with unlimited shapes, sizes, finishes and profiles. Hope’s advanced coating process ensures that all  Hope’s steel windows and doors last longer than any other available, even under the most extreme environmental conditions. Visit www.hopeswindows.com.

Hope's® (www.hopeswindows.com) is renowned for its handcrafted architectural products: steel and bronze windows and doors valued for their elegance and longevity, two qualities born of visionary design concepts and unparalleled manufacturing processes.