Vitro Architectural Glass products add color, energy efficiency to office addition
4545 Roosevelt creates dramatic presence in bustling Seattle neighborhood
Photography by Tom Kessler
PITTSBURGH, June 6, 2019 — Multiple solar control low-emissivity (low-e) Vitro Glass products were used in the construction of 4545 Roosevelt, a six-level addition to University Center, a mixed-use complex in Seattle’s University District.
Built on the site of a former auto dealership and designed by NBBJ Architects, 4545 Roosevelt features complex insulating glass units (IGUs) made up of Solarban® 70XL, Solarban® 67, Solarban® 60 and Solarblue® glasses by Vitro Architectural Glass.
The cladding and window systems combine multiple color profiles inspired by the Ferrari brand of luxury vehicles. The accent-colored spandrel panels, made up of a clear substrate over a clear IGU by Vitro Glass, are finished in Harmony Gray, an OPACI-COAT-300® water-based silicone coating by ICD High Performance Coatings, a Vitro Glass partner.
Hartung Glass Industries of Seattle, a member of the Vitro Certified™Network, fabricated the IGUs.
With center-of-glass visible light transmittance (VLT) of 64 percent and a solar heat gain coefficient (SHGC) of 0.27 in a standard one-inch IGU, Solarban® 70XL glass is one of the industry’s highest performing solar control low-e glasses. When paired with Solarban® 67 glass in an IGU, Solarblue® tinted glass offers SHGCs that range from 0.19 to 0.34 and visible light transmittance (VLT) of up to 42 percent. Solarban® 60 glass blocks 62 percent of total solar energy while allowing 70 percent of visible light to pass through.
The 55,000-square-foot structure, which was built on top of an existing parking structure that is part of University Center, contains two levels of parking and four levels of Class A office space.
Given the anticipated growth in the technology sector, 4545 Roosevelt is viewed as a “catalyst” for the area, according to the developer, Blume Co. Real Estate.
Home to the main campus of the University of Washington, the University District is a vibrant mix of residential, commercial and institutional communities.
To learn more about Solarban® 60, Solarban® 67, Solarban® 70XL or Solarblue® tinted glass, or the rest of Vitro Glass’s full line of architectural glasses, visit www.vitroglazings.com or call 1-855-VTRO-GLS (887-6457).
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