University of Pittsburgh – Freshman Housing
Designed by Mackey-Mitchell architects and constructed by P.J. Dick Construction, the New Freshman Housing on the Oakland campus of the University of Pittsburgh is one of the prominent projects in the Pittsburgh Region. There are over 700 Traco NX windows in a beige PPG DURANAR® finish set in a custom receptor system. The windows all have sash limits and are glazed with PPG SOLARBAN® 60 high performance glass.
All of the storefront and curtain wall was fabricated in the Specified Systems fabrication facility in Washington, PA. The curtain wall is an inside glazed 7 1/2” system designed by Traco. Everything on the mezzanine and ground floor levels are a Kawneer thermal storefront system set in a historical panning with two layers of aluminum detail trim. The spandrel panels were custom made and finished in DURANAR® Revere Gray to match the rest of the components used. The recessed appearance of the panels was accomplished by adding a 1 x 4 aluminum trim and an aluminum profile trim to the inside face of the storefront. All of the entry doors are Kawneer 500 wide stile with true divided lites.
The Pitt project is just another example of the capability of Specified Systems Inc. to blend products and custom fabrication to meet the demands of the design community.