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  • Novum worked in a Designer Assist role alongside Perkins + Will and DPR Construction to engineer, fabricate, and build a whimsical lobby façade, canopy, and Lucy Wall for the Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital in Palo Alto, California. By sloping the glass inward along the curved perimeter of the lobby facade and staggering the point supported panels, Novum provided a system solution for the unique and inviting space. To achieve the desired aesthetic, low-iron insulated glass with both a low-e coating and a partial ceramic frit was utilized for both the wall and the 1’-8” strip skylight at the top of the wall. Novum used short, wide panels, attached to the structure in a staggered pattern, which created a wall that is both highly transparent and refreshingly unique. The exterior entrance canopy utilised the Novum Point Supported Glass System which created cohesion between the gorgeous wood beams and structural steel elements.

    The structure for the 25’ tall façade consists of sloped 6.625” diameter circular steel tubes at a maximum spacing of about 8’-5” on center. To achieve the desired aesthetic and energy-efficient capacity, low-iron insulated glass with both a low-e coating and a partial ceramic frit was utilized for the wall and the 1’-8” strip skylight at the top of the wall. Novum used short, wide panels attached to the structure in a staggered pattern, which created a wall that is both highly transparent and refreshingly unique. The glazing is attached to the structure via stainless steel rotules and custom mild steel plate spiders, which were bent to the required angles to fit the conical shape of the structure.

Location: Palo Alto, California, USA

Size: 7,650 sq ft / 710 sq m

Systems Used: Architecturally Exposed Steel, Point Supported Glass

Architect: Perkins + Will

General Contractor: DPR Construction

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