Architect: Diller Scofido + Renfro
Glazier: Glass Solutions, Inc.
Glass+Metal Craft fabricated the main entrance for the building placing sixth in The Chicago Tribune’s “Best Chicago Architecture 2020.” Designed by New York architects Diller Scofido + Renfro, The David Rubenstein Forum, on the campus of the University of Chicago, will host conferences, academic symposiums and other meetings.
Glass Solutions, Inc., one of Chicago’s leading glazing subcontractors, chose G+MC to fabricate the main entrance, consisting of a 22 x 14 foot engineered glass structural wall and vestibule made from ½ inch clear, ½ inch low iron laminated glass. The glass combination was selected as a cost-effective option to minimizing the green tint of the final design.
In addition, Glass+Metal Craft also provided two mirror-image secondary vestibules, with a glass partition emanating from the side of one. G+MC also fabricated the custom metal support tubes and custom brushed stainless steel cladding for all three vestibules.
G+MC’s deliverables were drawn in part from its family of OSTIUM™ Engineered Glass Entrance Systems and Vestibules, pre-engineered designs that save time and cost in fulfilling the architect’s intent.