CURTAIN WALL REPLACEMENT
Berners-Schober, was first commissioned by St Vincent Hospital in the 1950’s for the design of their new 10-story state-of-the-art hospital. Completed in 1957, it was regarded as one of the nation’s finest new hospitals, boasting amenities for patient comfort and healing such as built-in climate control and generous views of sky and green space through its wall-to-wall windows. Designed with the future in the forefront, St. Vincent was equipped with insulated glass and cost-controlling energy-efficient heating and cooling systems.
Fifty years later, Berners- Schober was commissioned to update the 1957 curtain wall. The project entailed the replacement of the original painted gray panels with dark gray spandrel glass panels; the windows were replaced with light gray tint, vision windows. The hospital will save approximately $35,000 annually in energy costs by replacing the thermal glass with new triple-pane, low-e tinted glass.