Saint Louis University’s new Grand Hall, located at the corner of Laclede and South Grand on SLU’s midtown campus, is a seven-story, 237,000 s.f. residence facility constructed following LEED silver standards. In addition to student housing, the building will also include a campus dining area, classrooms, study lounges and an outdoor plaza.
The building facade features a varied-width glass panel design that has quickly become popular with institutional buildings. IWR North America was chosen for the furnishing and installation of all the building’s glass panels, totaling roughly 35,000 s.f.
The exterior of the building contains high-performing insulated glass in both tinted and blue coatings installed into aluminum curtainwall and window wall framing. For the interior, IWR installed specialty glass partitions in the cafeteria, bathroom mirrors, fire-rated glazing, and more than 30 aluminum entrance doors on the exterior and interior of the building.
IWR began its portion of the project in September 2016 and will finish in late July 2017.