Ryan Center at Northwestern university
Location: Chicago, IL
Architect: Goettsch Partners
Facade Design: Innovation Glass
VS1 was used in a very innovative manner for the Ryan Center for Musical Arts. First the mullion depth was minimized for 3 tall walls by the use of pre-tensioned, stainless steel twin cables stretched horizontally to break up the total vertical span. Secondly, a dual wall at the concert hall achieved total acoustic isolation from the exterior. The main entry wall features a transitional wall geometry which seamlessly turns into an overhead near-flat glass roof which creates a glass spine for the building.