Entrance renovation calls for glass canopy
The basics: A laminated glass canopy highlights the new entrance to Kaufman Hall at Franklin and Marshall College, Lancaster, Pa. The renovation, completed in February 2010, also included the replacement of the entrance system.
The players: Architect, Tippetts/Weaver Architects Inc., Lancaster; owner, Franklin and Marshall College, Lancaster; storefront and glass system installer, Brown’s Glass, York, Pa.; glass fabricator, M3 Glass Technologies, Irving, Texas; framing supplier, Kawneer Co., Norcross, Ga.; canopy builder, Peifer Welding Inc., Ronks, Pa.
The glass and systems: The laminated glass for the canopy is made up of ¼-inch lite tempered, a .060 millimeter white interlayer, and 3/8-inch lite clear tempered. The entrance system is Kawneer’s 451T framing and 350 medium style door. The door was equipped with three butt hinges and a Sam-II closer. The exit device was reused from the existing door.