AIA Northern Virginia
AIA Northern Virginia Sketch Competition
CRAN: Windows to the World: Going Big with Operable Glass Walls
March 20

At the District Architecture Center, 421 7th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20004.

This lunchtime seminar will examine the varied applications of multi-slide and multi-fold glass walls, allowing for new directions in more effective, sustainable, and valuable buildings, with a focus on custom residential applications.

Today’s architecture increasingly takes advantage of large openings, including fenestration systems with multiple connected sliding or folding sections. These windows and doors can integrate with the building enclosure and each other, presenting a unique and even unexpected architectural element. Regardless of their design or stylistic function, the systems called multi-slide/fold operable glass walls provide a range of configurations and attendant performance features that lend appealing flexibility and openness to a variety of applications. Properly specified and integrated, they also deliver essential protective functions for the building envelope.

Presented by: Anthony Stacker – Architectural Consultant for Western Window Systems
Co-Sponsored by: Western Window Systems

Free for AIA members, DAC members, and students; $25 for non-members. 1.0 HSW|LU (pending).

Registration required

Organized by AIA|DC for the Capital Area CRAN (Custom Residential Architects Network, an AIA Knowledge Community), a tri-chapter committee founded jointly by AIA|DC, AIA Northern Virginia and AIA Potomac Valley.