Howard University: Louis Stokes Health Sciences Library

Washginton, DC, USA

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The beautifully transparent wall is supported by horizontal trusses and point supported structural glass spans between them. The diameter of the truss supports is minimized by the use of thin stainless steel suspension rods which absorb the dead load. For the vestibule, the client originally wanted an integrated glass gutter, but Novum advised that a glass gutter would expose dirt over time and detract from the entrance. An aluminum gutter hidden behind translucent glass was then proposed and accepted.

Howard University: Louis Stokes Health Sciences Library

Project Specifications

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SIZE

4,200 sq ft / 400 sq m
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SYSTEMS USED

Architecturally Exposed Steel
Kugel Knoten
Tension Rod
Point Supported Glass

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ARCHITECT

Atrium: Lance Bailey & Associates, Inc. + Roof: Hiller Architecture

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