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Northwestern University

Fire-rated Glass Floor System Captures Light in Infill

To allow for light penetration from the fifth floor to the ground floor in Northwestern University’s Engineering Life Sciences infill, Flad Architects desired a large, central atrium. One potential setback with drawing light through the atrium was meeting fire and life safety codes. The firm needed a code-approved floor to divide the shaft into two segments, and to provide a barrier to fire and chemicals in the case of an accident.

The design team used a fire-rated glass floor system developed by TGP to satisfy fire and life safety codes and help illuminate the infill.

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Building Type

Completion Project Name Location Product
2013 University of San Francisco John Lo Schiavo Center for Science and Innovation San Francisco, CA Pilkington Profilit™
2013 Northwestern University Engineering Life Sciences Infill Evanston, IL Fireframes ClearFloor® System
2013 Bradford West Gwillimbury Leisure Centre Ontario, Canada Pilkington Profilit™
2013 Dallas City Performance Hall Dallas, TX SteelBuilt Curtainwall Infinity™ System and SteelBuilt Window & Door® Systems
2013 Hollywood Casino Columbus, OH Pilkington Profilit™
2013 University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center Cleveland, OH FireLite Plus® fire-rated ceramic glass and Fireframes® Designer Series fire-rated frames
2012 Lincoln University, Grim Hall Lincoln University, PA FireLite® NT fire-rated glass ceramic with Fireframes® Designer Series doors
2012 Dally Tower at MultiCare Good Samaritan Hospital Puyallup, WA Fireframes® Curtainwall Series & Pilkington Pyrostop®
2012 SCAD Museum of Art Savannah, GA Pilkington Profilit™ Hurricane LT
2011 East 80th Street Townhouse Manhattan, NY Fireframes® Curtainwall Series; Pilkington Pyrostop®
2011 Fountaindale Public Library Bolingbrook, IL SteelBuilt Curtainwall Infinity™ System
2011 Trumbull High School Auditorium Trumbull, CT SteelBuilt SG Curtainwall™ System
2010 LAX Tom Bradley International Terminal Los Angeles, CA Pilkington Profilit™
2010 Charles Cobb Apartment Complex Los Angeles, CA Fireframes ClearFloor® System
2009 Building 115 Seattle, WA Pilkington Profilit™; Lumira™ Aerogel
2009 Art Institute of Chicago Modern Wing Chicago, IL Fireframes® Aluminum Series; Pilkington Pyrostop®
2009 Post Road Elementary School White Plains, NY FireLite Plus®; FireLite® NT
2009 New York Fire Department, Engine Company 239 Brooklyn, NY Fireframes® Heat Barrier Series; Pilkington Pyrostop®
2007 Neiman Marcus Natick, MA Pilkington Profilit™
2007 Evergreen Imax Theater McMinnville, OR Fireframes® Curtainwall Series; Fireframes® Heat Barrier Series; Pilkington Pyrostop®
2007 Eastside 911 Communications Center Bellevue, WA Fireframes® Heat Barrier Series; Pilkington Pyrostop®
2006 The Oceanaire Seafood Room Houston, TX Pilkington Profilit™
2004 Washington State Legislative Building Olympia, WA Fireframes® Heat Barrier Series; Pilkington Pyrostop®
2004 Seattle-Tacoma International Airport Seattle, WA FireLite Plus®
1990 Seattle-Tacoma International Airport Seattle, WA Neoparies®
2004 Evergreen State College Seminar II Building Olympia, WA Pilkington Profilit™
2003 Millennium Park Bicycle Station Chicago, IL Fireframes® Heat Barrier Series; Pilkington Pyrostop®