Channel Glass Rainscreen Case Study
New Construction: Shaw Center for the Arts, Baton Rouge, LA
A showcase for channel glass rainscreen design, Shaw Center for the Arts is product of the collaboration of Schwartz/Silver Architects and Eskew+Dumez+Ripple Architecture. The channel glass is installed flanges-out, in front of a watertight corrugated aluminum facade. Varied glass lengths and widths, staggered mid-point wind clips, and 2″ (5 cm) joints lend the rainscreen a distinctive texture that emulates the shimmering surface of the nearby Mississippi. The rainscreen features approx. 38,000 sq. ft. (over 3,500 sq. m) of Bendheim channel glass.