Photo by Danielle Dickerson
Solution

Corning Museum of Glass, Contemporary Art + Design Wing

Corning, NY

Market: Cultural

Completion

2015
Corning Museum of Glass, Contemporary Art + Design Wing
Corning Museum of Glass, Contemporary Art + Design Wing

Photo by Danielle Dickerson

Corning Museum of Glass, Contemporary Art + Design Wing

Photo by Danielle Dickerson

The Corning Museum of Glass houses a renowned collection of glass artwork and historical glass.  The new 100,000 sq ft Contemporary Art + Design Wing, which is clad in white glass, includes a 26,000 sq ft gallery to showcase contemporary glass artwork.  Natural light streams into the North Wing through a large window and skylight to illuminate the glass displays.  SGH provided building enclosure design and construction phase consulting services for the project.

 

Scope | Solutions

 

SGH collaborated with the design team to develop and detail building enclosure systems and assemblies.  Highlights of our work include the following:

  • Collaborated with the architect to develop design concepts for integrating building enclosure systems, including the custom laminated glass rainscreen and skylight (both design-assist project delivery) assemblies, the composite metal panel rainscreen, below-grade waterproofing, and conventional roofing systems

  • Assisted with selecting the metal panel rainscreen, roofing, and waterproofing systems

  • Collaborated during the design-assist process to evaluate waterproofing, air, vapor, and thermal performance of the proposed systems

  • Helped develop details to integrate the custom glass rainscreen and skylight systems with the surrounding enclosure assemblies

  • Evaluated thermal modeling results provided by the design-assist contractor to assess the condensation potential and assist with developing remedial options to improve performance

  • Reviewed interior partitions that separate humidified gallery spaces from non-humidified areas and assisted with developing air barrier strategies to mitigate air leakage and condensation risk

  • Reviewed submittals and shop drawings for the glass rainscreen and skylight assemblies, metal panel rainscreen, and roofing systems

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