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We are happy to announce that façadeTek has been selected to provide design and fabrication services on behalf of Ventana Design-Build Services with Power Construction acting as the Construction Manager for the Northwestern University School of Management project located in Chicago, IL. This monumental project consists of 155,000 SF of custom unitized curtainwall for which façadeTek will be providing the design, fabrication and glazing of units for install by Ventana. Building design provided by KPMB Architects-Toronto, Canada.

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As Optima Center in Chicago, IL nears completion, many of fT advanced materials can be highlighted. This project clearly identifies the success of a single source supplier. One of the unique facets of the projects are the (774) zero sightline windows. These custom 29 SF project-out windows were designed project specific to meet free air requirements and enhance the sleek exterior facade. Critical to the performance was our selection of the multi-locking Giesse Eurogroove hardware. facadeTek also supplied as a design enhancement the integrated structural glass handrail system. The system was designed to meet all structural requirements yet maintain the design of the adjacent unitized curtainwall. Critical details were prepared and engineered by fT to provide not only a waterproof solution but a thermally enhanced structural attachment. Lastly, fT fabricated over 3,400 aluminum shadow box panels. These 18,000 SF of panels were finished with a 70% PVDF finish and prefabricated with all holes, insulation and attachment hardware for easy installation into the unitized curtainwall units.

These are just a few of the many advanced materials that facadeTek can manufacture to support any ongoing developments. This product mix allows us to provide unique design solutions as a single source vendor for most all of your facade elements. Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for any additional information or pricing.