Pella Corporation

Rochester Hills Public Library
Rochester Hills, MI, USA

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Architect
TMP Associates, Inc.
Location
Rochester Hills, MI, USA

Rochester Hills, Michigan, has a historic 1940s character to its downtown that architect Stephen Smith wanted to retain in the community's new 69,000-square-foot public library. "We were looking for authentic color and high energy efficiency in all of the building's components." Pella fixed frame windows fit in well with that plan. Pella offered the structural integrity and exterior glazing needed to execute the dramatic two-story radial curtain wall. And Pella custom-color cladding matched the rest of the trim exactly. Noteworthy: the design of the Pella® windows provided the inspiration and proportions for the glass-and-oak millwork partitions that distinguish the library's striking interior. "We liked the appearance of the Pella module and carried that throughout." Comments Stephen Smith, project architect, TMP Associates, Inc., "Pella's Technical Support staff helped develop the details, especially on the bay windows and curtain wall, to make sure those came out right."

"Pella responded extremely well to our design and engineering questions. Their Technical Support staff gave us the backup we needed to make the building look the way we intended." – Stephen Smith, Project Architect

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