Consulting Projects

Figge Art Museum
~ Davenport, IA


Figge Art Museum

Architect: Herbert/Lewis/Kruse/Blunck Architecture

Design Architect: David Chipperfield Architects

This building was an integrated structure into dual-plane curtain wall system, creating a 4,000 square foot structure-free opening. Code compliant glass coping are noteworthy as well.

Figge Art Museum
~ Davenport, IA


Figge Art Museum

Architect: Herbert/Lewis/Kruse/Blunck Architecture

Design Architect: David Chipperfield Architects

This building was an integrated structure into dual-plane curtain wall system, creating a 4,000 square foot structure-free opening. Code compliant glass coping are noteworthy as well.

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Figge Art Museum ~ Davenport, IA


Figge Art Museum

Architect: Herbert/Lewis/Kruse/Blunck Architecture

Design Architect: David Chipperfield Architects

This building was an integrated structure into dual-plane curtain wall system, creating a 4,000 square foot structure-free opening. Code compliant glass coping are noteworthy as well.

Saint Louis Art Museum
~ St. Louis, MO


Saint Louis Art Museum

Architect: Hellmuth, Obata + Kassabuam

Design Architect: David Chipperfield Architects

This was an expansion project to the existing museum which features floor to ceiling windows and skylights. WJH&A collaborated with the Architects and Contractors on the roof assembly and glass walls and shepherded the construction through successful envelope commissioning. This expansion building was awarded Gold LEED status.

Saint Louis Art Museum
~ St. Louis, MO


Saint Louis Art Museum

Architect: Hellmuth, Obata + Kassabuam

Design Architect: David Chipperfield Architects

This was an expansion project to the existing museum which features floor to ceiling windows and skylights. WJH&A collaborated with the Architects and Contractors on the roof assembly and glass walls and shepherded the construction through successful envelope commissioning. This expansion building was awarded Gold LEED status.

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Saint Louis Art Museum ~ St. Louis, MO


Saint Louis Art Museum

Architect: Hellmuth, Obata + Kassabuam

Design Architect: David Chipperfield Architects

This was an expansion project to the existing museum which features floor to ceiling windows and skylights. WJH&A collaborated with the Architects and Contractors on the roof assembly and glass walls and shepherded the construction through successful envelope commissioning. This expansion building was awarded Gold LEED status.

The Park Monroe
~ Chicago, IL


The Park Monroe

Consulting Services: Window Wall Renovation/Reclad

Note: Floors one through forty consisted of offices and remained occupied and operational for daily business.

The Park Monroe
~ Chicago, IL


The Park Monroe

Consulting Services: Window Wall Renovation/Reclad

Note: Floors one through forty consisted of offices and remained occupied and operational for daily business.

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The Park Monroe ~ Chicago, IL


The Park Monroe

Consulting Services: Window Wall Renovation/Reclad

Note: Floors one through forty consisted of offices and remained occupied and operational for daily business.

Art & Art History Building
- University of Iowa
~ Des Moines, IA


Art History Building - University of Iowa

Architect: Herbert Lewis Kruse Blunck Architecture

Design Architect: Steven Holl Architects

This project reintroduced weathering steel cladding for use as an exterior veneer. We developed the means and methods for installing channel glass in unitized fashion; a first in the world. This project amplifies our abilities associated with properly engineering the wall cavity assemblies.

Our firm was selected on a “bid” basis and was a GMP contract.

Art & Art History Building
- University of Iowa
~ Des Moines, IA


Art History Building - University of Iowa

Architect: Herbert Lewis Kruse Blunck Architecture

Design Architect: Steven Holl Architects

This project reintroduced weathering steel cladding for use as an exterior veneer. We developed the means and methods for installing channel glass in unitized fashion; a first in the world. This project amplifies our abilities associated with properly...

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Art & Art History Building - University of Iowa ~ Des Moines, IA


Art History Building - University of Iowa

Architect: Herbert Lewis Kruse Blunck Architecture

Design Architect: Steven Holl Architects

This project reintroduced weathering steel cladding for use as an exterior veneer. We developed the means and methods for installing channel glass in unitized fashion; a first in the world. This project amplifies our abilities associated with properly engineering the wall cavity assemblies.

Our firm was selected on a “bid” basis and was a GMP contract.

Grand Rapids Art Museum
~ Grand Rapids, MI


Grand Rapids Art Museum

Architect: Design Plus

Design Architect: wHY Architecture & Planning

WJH&A’s involvement with GRAM began at the schematic design stage collaborating with the Architect, Architect of Record and Design Architect to develop a cost-effective façade which met the aesthetic intent and code compliancy requirements to produce a functioning, healthy building. This collaboration continued through the Design Development, Construction Document, Contract Administrative and Close-out/Substantial Completion phases.

Grand Rapids Art Museum
~ Grand Rapids, MI


Grand Rapids Art Museum

Architect: Design Plus

Design Architect: wHY Architecture & Planning

WJH&A’s involvement with GRAM began at the schematic design stage collaborating with the Architect, Architect of Record and Design Architect to develop a cost-effective façade which met the aesthetic intent and code compliancy requirements to produce a functioning, healthy building. This...

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Grand Rapids Art Museum ~ Grand Rapids, MI


Grand Rapids Art Museum

Architect: Design Plus

Design Architect: wHY Architecture & Planning

WJH&A’s involvement with GRAM began at the schematic design stage collaborating with the Architect, Architect of Record and Design Architect to develop a cost-effective façade which met the aesthetic intent and code compliancy requirements to produce a functioning, healthy building. This collaboration continued through the Design Development, Construction Document, Contract Administrative and Close-out/Substantial Completion phases.

Campbell Sports Center
~ New York, NY


Campbell Sports Center

Architect: Steven Holl Architects

Consulting Services: Exterior envelope consulting services, including Schematic Design through Construction Contract Administration.

A five-story, 48,000 square foot facility, houses strength and conditioning spaces, offices for varsity sports, an auditorium, a hospitality suite and student-athlete study rooms.

Campbell Sports Center
~ New York, NY


Campbell Sports Center


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Campbell Sports Center ~ New York, NY


Campbell Sports Center

Architect: Steven Holl Architects

Consulting Services: Exterior envelope consulting services, including Schematic Design through Construction Contract Administration.

A five-story, 48,000 square foot facility, houses strength and conditioning spaces, offices for varsity sports, an auditorium, a hospitality suite and student-athlete study rooms.

Froedtert Hospital
~ Milwaukee, WI


Froedtert Hospital

Architect: OWP/P (Cannon Design)

WJH&A was recommended to the Owner by MA Mortenson Co. as envelope consultant based upon results delivered on previous experiences with our services.

The envelope design on this building epitomizes one of our primary envelope design principles; “structure dictates to facade”. Structural columns were located well inside the exterior wall plane in an effort to achieve the highest quality interior environment for occupants. Thus, all of the exterior wall cladding assemblies had to be designed to accommodate the more flexible floor perimeter due to its cantilever. The reliability of the wall assemblies have proven themselves over time.

Our most important contribution on this project was the pragmatic, code-based interpretations or opinions provided to our client allowing wise and efficient resolutions to debates of design and construction.

Froedtert Hospital
~ Milwaukee, WI


Froedtert Hospital

Architect: OWP/P (Cannon Design)

WJH&A was recommended to the Owner by MA Mortenson Co. as envelope consultant based upon results delivered on previous experiences with our services.

The envelope design on this building epitomizes one of our primary envelope design principles; “structure dictates to facade”. Structural columns were...

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Froedtert Hospital ~ Milwaukee, WI


Froedtert Hospital

Architect: OWP/P (Cannon Design)

WJH&A was recommended to the Owner by MA Mortenson Co. as envelope consultant based upon results delivered on previous experiences with our services.

The envelope design on this building epitomizes one of our primary envelope design principles; “structure dictates to facade”. Structural columns were located well inside the exterior wall plane in an effort to achieve the highest quality interior environment for occupants. Thus, all of the exterior wall cladding assemblies had to be designed to accommodate the more flexible floor perimeter due to its cantilever. The reliability of the wall assemblies have proven themselves over time.

Our most important contribution on this project was the pragmatic, code-based interpretations or opinions provided to our client allowing wise and efficient resolutions to debates of design and construction.

Columbia St. Mary’s Hospital
~ Milwaukee, WI


Columbia St. Mary’s Hospital

Architect: HOK

Our selection as envelope consultant was the culmination of research undertaken by HOK identifying the firm most qualified to provide the necessary insight into employing precast concrete panels within their “high performance wall” expectation. CSM had an unwavering need to employ precast as cladding and HOK had an unwavering need to deliver high performance reliable wall assemblies.

In addition to delivering all of the necessary technical detail and insight for the high performance exterior wall assemblies, WJH&A Inc. provided the technical detailing and supporting structural engineering for the precast “rainscreen” application. In current architectural publications HOK is advertising this installation as the first successful precast “rainscreen” installation completed in the United States.

Our most interesting contribution to our client was to guide and cajole an industry unwilling to change, into becoming a participant (although a reluctant one) in the delivery of high performance wall assemblies.

Columbia St. Mary’s Hospital
~ Milwaukee, WI


Columbia St. Mary’s Hospital

Architect: HOK

Our selection as envelope consultant was the culmination of research undertaken by HOK identifying the firm most qualified to provide the necessary insight into employing precast concrete panels within their “high performance wall” expectation. CSM had an unwavering need to employ precast as cladding and HOK had an unwavering need to deliver high performance reliable wall assemblies.

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Columbia St. Mary’s Hospital ~ Milwaukee, WI


Columbia St. Mary’s Hospital

Architect: HOK

Our selection as envelope consultant was the culmination of research undertaken by HOK identifying the firm most qualified to provide the necessary insight into employing precast concrete panels within their “high performance wall” expectation. CSM had an unwavering need to employ precast as cladding and HOK had an unwavering need to deliver high performance reliable wall assemblies.

In addition to delivering all of the necessary technical detail and insight for the high performance exterior wall assemblies, WJH&A Inc. provided the technical detailing and supporting structural engineering for the precast “rainscreen” application. In current architectural publications HOK is advertising this installation as the first successful precast “rainscreen” installation completed in the United States.

Our most interesting contribution to our client was to guide and cajole an industry unwilling to change, into becoming a participant (although a reluctant one) in the delivery of high performance wall assemblies.

500 N. Lake Shore Drive
~ Chicago, IL


500 N. Lake Shore Drive

Architect: Solomon Cordwell Buenz

WJH&A assisted the Design Team performing exterior envelope consulting services, including Schematic Design through Construction Contract Administration.

This project is a high-rise multi-family residential apartment tower with a public parking garage. The structure is approximately 484 feet tall and 44 stories. There is no basement level. The first floor has a loading dock, mechanical areas, retail space and the main lobby of the building. The parking garage starts at the second floor and extends to the tenth floor. The eleventh floor contains the amenity spaces.

500 N. Lake Shore Drive
~ Chicago, IL


500 N. Lake Shore Drive

Architect: Solomon Cordwell Buenz


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500 N. Lake Shore Drive ~ Chicago, IL


500 N. Lake Shore Drive

Architect: Solomon Cordwell Buenz

WJH&A assisted the Design Team performing exterior envelope consulting services, including Schematic Design through Construction Contract Administration.

This project is a high-rise multi-family residential apartment tower with a public parking garage. The structure is approximately 484 feet tall and 44 stories. There is no basement level. The first floor has a loading dock, mechanical areas, retail space and the main lobby of the building. The parking garage starts at the second floor and extends to the tenth floor. The eleventh floor contains the amenity spaces.

Anchorage Art Museum
~ Anchorage, AK


Anchorage Art Museum

Architect: Kumin Associates

Design Architect: David Chipperfield Architects

WJH&A was selected as the building envelope consultant on this project at the direction of David Chipperfield Architects.

This museum had to deliver all Smithsonian Institute expectations and standards, and reliably do so in a very harsh environment at a very remote location. The exterior envelope designed is an aluminum framed all glass curtain wall assembly. More specifically, it is a fully unitized double plane glazed, “active” curtain wall, where all ingredients were individually necessary in the delivery of the envisioned architecture, the performance and code dictates and the environmental realities encountered in Anchorage.

Our most important contribution to this project was creating an environment of understanding in regards to the needed close collaboration of structural, mechanical and envelope design and engineering. David Chipperfield Architects deserve most credit in this regard for understanding the need for collaboration and facilitating its accomplishment. Also noteworthy, the project was completed on schedule and within budget.

Anchorage Art Museum
~ Anchorage, AK


Anchorage Art Museum

Architect: Kumin Associates

Design Architect: David Chipperfield Architects

WJH&A was selected as the building envelope consultant on this project at the direction of David Chipperfield Architects.

This museum had to deliver all Smithsonian Institute expectations and...

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Anchorage Art Museum ~ Anchorage, AK


Anchorage Art Museum

Architect: Kumin Associates

Design Architect: David Chipperfield Architects

WJH&A was selected as the building envelope consultant on this project at the direction of David Chipperfield Architects.

This museum had to deliver all Smithsonian Institute expectations and standards, and reliably do so in a very harsh environment at a very remote location. The exterior envelope designed is an aluminum framed all glass curtain wall assembly. More specifically, it is a fully unitized double plane glazed, “active” curtain wall, where all ingredients were individually necessary in the delivery of the envisioned architecture, the performance and code dictates and the environmental realities encountered in Anchorage.

Our most important contribution to this project was creating an environment of understanding in regards to the needed close collaboration of structural, mechanical and envelope design and engineering. David Chipperfield Architects deserve most credit in this regard for understanding the need for collaboration and facilitating its accomplishment. Also noteworthy, the project was completed on schedule and within budget.