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Christopher Newport university; christopher newport hall

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  • Project: Christopher Newport Hall at Christopher Newport University
  • Location: Newport News, Va.
  • General Contractor: Whiting-Turner
  • Architect: Glave & Holmes, Richmond, Va.
  • Weather Shield rep: Matt Tennet
  • Weather Shield Dealer: Custom View Windows, Richmond, Va.
  • Weather Products: 271 custom-sized Premium Series picture windows, transoms and special radius windows
  • Project description: Completed in the summer of 2015, Christopher Newport Hall at Christopher Newport University in Newport News, Va., is a $42-million, 81,000-square-foot facility that houses all of the university’s administrative offices, including admissions, registrar, financial aid, housing and career planning, among others. Designed by Glave & Holmes, the university’s architect of record, the colonial-style facility is marked by an expansive set of steps, and an unmistakable copper dome lined with 10’-7 ½” tall arched Premium Series picture windows. The entire project used 271 FSC®-certified Premium Series picture windows, transoms and special radius windows custom-sized to meet the masonry openings outlined by the architect. Adding to the complexity of the project was the need for two distinctively different exterior casing profiles, including one nearly 6” wide, to match trim used on other CNU buildings. To bend the casings to match the stone arches, the casings were designed as a nesting, three-piece system. Altogether, nine custom aluminum extrusions were created to achieve the look.
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Knock Knolls Nature Center

  • Project: Knoch Knolls Nature Center
  • Location: Naperville, IL
  • Owner: Naperville Park District
  • Weather Shield products: Signature Series direct sets, awnings and custom triangle-shaped windows
  • Architect/Builder: Wight & Co., Darian, IL
  • Weather Shield Dealer: Creative Millwork in St. Charles, IL
  • Weather Shield rep: Les Mathson
  • Project description: Completed in the summer of 2014, the Knoch Knolls Nature Center in the Chicago suburb of Naperville recently received its LEED Platinum certification. The building was able to achieve the highest certification level offered by the U.S. Green Building Council in part because of its Weather Shield Signature Series direct set, awning and custom, triangle-shaped windows. The architect had originally specified aluminum windows but was convinced that the Signature Series’ aluminum clad exteriors and wood interiors would lend greater energy efficiency and provide the appearance of aluminum windows on the exterior with warm wood interiors that complemented the timber ceiling beams and other wood-centric design elements.
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AXIS APARTMENTS

  • Project: Axis Apartments
  • Location: Downtown Indianapolis
  • Weather Shield products: Visions 2500 single hung, awning, and direct set windows in silver and champagne anodized, and craftsman bronze painted exteriors. Entry doors.
  • Developer/builder/owner: Flaherty & Collins, Indianapolis
  • Weather Shield Dealer: G2 Architectural Products, Ft. Wayne, IN
  • Weather Shield rep: Les Mathson
  • Project description: $85-million mixed use development featuring 300 upscale apartments with a mix of in-unit amenities such as soaker tubs, granite countertops, wall-to-ceiling Weather Shield Windows, and stainless steel appliances. A rooftop gathering area has grills, a bar and outdoor televisions. The 6-story building, which comprises one-square-block, offers a variety of retail stores on its first and second levels.
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University of Wisconsin - Stout; Harvey Hall



  • Project: University of Wisconsin - Stout; Harvey Hall
  • Location: Menomonie, WI
  • Weather Shield products: Premium Series Single Hung Windows and French Doors
  • Architect/Builder: Miron Construction
  • Weather Shield Dealer: National Window Associates, Maple Grove, MN
  • Weather Shield rep: Les Mathson
  • Weather Shield Territory Manager: Scott Olson
  • Project description: The historic project is an excellent case study regarding Weather Shield’s custom capabilities. We closely replicated large monumental windows that were manufactured 100 years ago. Some of the details include custom BMC, custom sash lugs, two custom exterior colors, custom wood species (white oak - FSC®), and custom interior stain color. The success of this project goes in large part to the project manager, Sally Thomas, architectural service group of Weather Shield, and River Architects of La Crosse, WI.