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Johnson & Wales University Center

Fire-rated Framing System Makes the Grade at Johnson & Wales University Center

A key component of DBVW Architects’ plans to turn a historic jewelry factory into a high-tech facility for Johnson & Wales University physician assistant students was creating an open, vibrant atmosphere. To achieve the desired transparency the firm faced the challenge of finding a fire-rated glazing system that satisfied building codes while also supporting transparency to the entry.

DBVW Architects found the solution by combining Fireframes® Aluminum Series fire-rated frames with Pilkington Pyrostop® transparent fire-rated glazing, both supplied by Technical Glass Products (TGP).

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Building Type

Completion Project Name Location Product
2012 Southbridge Middle-High School Southbridge, MA SteelBuilt Curtainwall Infinity™ System
2014 Fire-Rated Framing System Makes The Grade At Johnson & Wales University Center Providence, RI Fireframes® Aluminum Series frames, Fireframes Designer Series doors, Pilkington Pyrostop®
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®