San Francisco’s Vida comes to life with Winco Windows’ system, finished by Linetec

2558-Mission-Vida---webWausau, Wisconsin (Oct. 2018) – Located in the colorful Mission District of San Francisco, Vida brings to life a long-vacant space as an upscale, mixed-use residential and retail, urban infill project. Designed by DLR Group|Kwan Henmi, the façade reflects the color and texture of the neighborhood’s Latin-influenced murals, craft and culture, and is scaled with respect to the adjacent buildings’ varied heights and setbacks.

2558-Mission-Street-1webFinished by Linetec in a Snow White color, Winco Windows’ products provide a neutral contrast to the multicolored, modern exterior. Along with defining Vida’s rhythmic appearance, the window systems assist the building in surpassing California Green Building Standards (CALGreen) code’s modern performance.

Owned by Oyster Development, the eight-story, 150,000-square-foot building houses 114 condominiums with ground-level retail, tenant lounge areas, a secluded courtyard and a rooftop deck. The project’s $70 million scope also involved rehabilitating the New Mission Theatre and converting it from a one-screen venue to a five-screen, 900-seat theater with a bar.

Dean Givas, president of Oyster Development, explained, “The weaving, undulating facade is meant to evoke the culture of textiles and craft and also create a sense of movement. The marquee of the theater next to the project is very strong. We favor contemporary design and believe that the best way to highlight historic architecture is to complement it with a modern facade.”

Vida-interior-webKwan Henmi continues the description, adding, “The project showcases quality and urban living. Meticulous details weave the project tightly into the existing vibrant urban fabric. The design utilizes contemporary schemes and materials to bring individuality to the building and dwelling units. The vivacious façade reflects the dynamic culture of the Mission and of the young residents that will live in this new community.”

Achieving the modern look and performance, Vida’s multifamily project goes beyond CALGreen’s mandatory measures to become GreenPoint Rated. This rating certification is earned through Build It Green, a professional nonprofit organization that promotes healthy, energy- and resource-efficient buildings in California.

The minimum requirements for a GreenPoint Rated home are to meet the prerequisites, obtain at least the minimal points per category for Community, Energy, Indoor Air Quality/Health, Resources and Water, and to earn a total of 50 points or more. Vida targeted more than 100 points, including exceeding CALGreen Title 24 by 15 percent to earn 30+ points for building performance and low/no-VOC paints and coatings to earn 3 points for finishes.

1508305-webLinetec supports Winco’s products and their contribution to the project’s green building attributes by applying both the durable Fluropon® 70 percent PVDF resin-based architectural coatings and the thermal strut for improved energy performance.

Winco Windows’ 1450 Series 4-inch unitized window wall accommodate Vida’s large window openings with deep wall cavities. In addition, its 3325 Series 3.25-inch zero sightline vents provide natural ventilation and clean sightlines. Because these systems are manufactured with aluminum, Linetec prepares the extrusions and inserts a polyamide insulating strip. This thermal barrier system improves thermal performance, while maintaining the structural and long-term durability of the fenestration unit.

As an environmentally responsible finisher, Linetec applies these high-performance painted coatings, and safely captures and destroys the VOCs present in liquid solvent-based paints before the finished products’ arrival on the building site. Under Linetec’s stringent factory-controlled processes, the finish meets the American Architectural Manufacturers Association’s (AAMA) 2605 specification. The resulting long-lasting finish also helps reduce the building owner and residents’ maintenance costs.

Anticipating the residents’ daily use, Winco’s in-house team engineered the fully operable window vent system to minimize incoming rainwater if a window accidentally was left open. To successfully weep the vent cavity, Winco created a sloped, operable unit capable of draining water away from the building.

“This project has a challenging design where the windows are sloped 7 degrees inwards and 7 degrees outwards in alternating columns,” noted Bagatelos Architectural Glass Systems.

Winco worked with Bagatelos to design a receptor system around the windows that helps withstand water infiltration and meets California’s stringent seismic standards. Every single vent system was rigorously tested for infiltration before it left Winco’s plant in St. Louis.

In the nearly three years since Vida opened in December 2015, the window system has proven its performance and upheld its appearance. Named “San Francisco Market-Rate Residential Deal of the Year for 2014” by the San Francisco Business Times, Vida was sold-out by August 2015, four months prior to its completion.

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Vida, 2558 Mission St., San Francisco, CA 94110; http://oysterdev.com/property/vida

About Linetec
Located in Wisconsin, Linetec serves customers across the country, finishing such products as aluminum windows, wall systems, doors, hardware and other architectural metal components, as well as automotive, marine and manufactured consumer goods. The company is a subsidiary of Apogee Enterprises, Inc. (NASDAQ: APOG).

Linetec is a member of the Aluminum Anodizers Council (AAC), the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA), the American Institute of Architects (AIA), the Association of Licensed Architects (ALA), the National Glass Association/Glass Association of North America (NGA/GANA), the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and the Window and Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA).

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New Jersey’s 3 Journal Square frames Manhattan views with Winco windows featuring dual color finishes by Linetec

Journal-Square-3-Jersey-City-NJ-Winco-(2)-web2Opened in June 2017, 3 Journal Square’s mixed-use 240-unit apartment building attracts New Jersey’s young professionals with a high-style aesthetic, modern performance and LEED® Silver certification. Hospitality-minded amenities include housekeeping services, a dog run, a yoga studio, curated art collection, 24-hour concierge services, a party room, ground-floor retailers and a rooftop deck with Manhattan skyline views. Framing the urban views and daylit interiors, Winco Windows supplied its 8250 Infinity Series windows, finished by Linetec, for the property’s 628 daylight openings.

Journal-Square-3-Jersey-City-NJ-Winco-(4)-webGeometric Façade Design

Designed by Marchetto Higgins Stieve Architects, modular blocks of color define 3 Journal Square’s exterior, reminiscent of Mondrian’s artworks. Brought to life by Tocci Building Corporation, this geometric format gives the 13-story, 220,000-square-foot structure a more approachable scale. This modularity also is evident within the 10-by-7-foot daylight openings, which are composed of several rectangular window units.

In total, City Newark Glass Company installed 2,538 aluminum-framed Winco window units. “Once on site, it took us about six months to install all the windows,” says Al McLeod, Jr., president of City Newark Glass. “We’ve used Winco many times over the years and found it to be a reliable product.”

Contributing to product resiliency and beauty, Linetec applied a dual-color, painted finish to all of Winco’s windows, complementing the 3 Journal Square’s design across all planes and palettes. On the windows’ exterior, a light gray color was used to match the inset building façade of the same hue. Contrasting with this lighter portion, the surrounding exterior walls mask their size in dark gray and blue tones. Within these sections, a black finish emphasizes the outline of each window unit. On the interior, an ivory color was selected for its subtle ability to blend with most décor.

Journal-Square-3-Jersey-City-NJ-Winco-web2Durable Finishes, Sustainable Goals

The light gray, black and ivory finishes were blended in-house at Linetec and formulated using 70 percent PVDF resin-based coatings. As an environmentally responsible finisher, Linetec applies these high-performance painted coatings in a controlled facility that safely captures and destroys the VOCs present in liquid solvent-based paints before the finished products’ arrival on the building site. Under Linetec’s stringent processes, these finishes meet the American Architectural Manufacturers Association’s (AAMA) 2605 industry standard, as well as minimize buildings’ maintenance costs and maximize long lifecycles.

Further contributing to the project’s sustainability goals, the aluminum used to produce Winco’s windows is an 82.5 percent recycled-content aluminum billet composition. After its useful life on the building, the aluminum framing members are 100 percent recyclable.

In addition to reducing waste, enhance visual appeal and improving durability, Linetec’s thermal improvement services also supporting LEED Silver criteria for energy-efficiency goals. For 3 Journal Square, Linetec added the insulating, thermal, polyamide strut to Winco Windows’ aluminum framing members. The strut separates the inside and outside metal, which greatly enhances a window’s thermal performance. This thermal break reduces the amount of heat transfer, therefore saving energy and increasing occupant comfort. At Linetec, thermal strut also presents a cost-effect opportunity for dual finishing options, such as specified on Winco’s windows.

Journal-Square-3-Jersey-City-NJ-Winco-(1)-webHistoric Revitalization

Since the 1920s, Jersey City’s Journal Square has been a business, transportation and entertainment hub. The Square earned its moniker as the site of The Evening Journal, and later, The Jersey Journal. In recent decades, the future site of 3 Journal Square had remained vacant for more than 30 years. Developers Hartz Mountain Industries and Panepinto Properties purchased the property from the City with a vision for revitalizing the area.

The recipient of an Urban Transit Hub tax credit and a tax abatement from the Jersey City, 3 Journal Square is part of the 244-acre Journal Square 2060 Redevelopment Plan. The Plan’s purpose is “to foster the redevelopment of Journal Square, Jersey City’s central business district, by providing for transit-oriented development of new housing, offices, commercial, and public open spaces within walking distance to the Square and transit facilities.” Located steps from the PATH Station, 3 Journal Square connects tenants to Manhattan in 10 minutes. Most residents have little need fro a car as the property boasts a Walk Score of 98 out of 100.

A few units remain available at 3 Journal Square. Property manager, Greystar Real Estate Partners, showcases studios, one-, two- and three-bedroom units with rents starting at $1,915 for a studio and $4,100 for a three-bedroom.

3 Journal Square, 2935 John F Kennedy Boulevard, Jersey City, NJ  07306; http://threejournalsquare.com

  • Developers: Hartz Mountain Industries, Inc.; Secaucus, New Jersey; http://www.hartzmountain.com
    Panepinto Properties Inc.; Jersey City, New Jersey; http://www.panepintoproperties.com
  • Property manager: Greystar Real Estate Partners, LLC; New York office; www.greystar.com
  • Architect: Marchetto Higgins Stieve Architects; Jersey City, New Jersey; http://mhsarchitects.com
  • Interior designer: The Childs | Dreyfus Group; Chicago; http://www.childsdreyfus.com
  • General contractor: Tocci Building Corporation; Woburn, Massachusetts; http://www.tocci.com
  • Glazing contractor: City Newark Glass Company; Bayonee, New Jersey; http://www.citynewarkglass.com
  • Glazing systems – window manufacturer: Winco Windows; St. Louis; http://www.wincowindow.com
  • Glazing systems – finishing and thermal improvement services: Linetec, Wausau, Wisconsin; http://www.linetec.com
  • Photos courtesy of: Winco Windows

Ace Hotel New Orleans restores historic Art Deco exterior and updates performance with Winco Windows finished by Linetec

th042016_edr_ace_p0042m-webOpened in March 2016, Ace Hotel New Orleans has transformed the 1928 Art Deco, nine-story Barnett’s Furniture building into a 234-room boutique hotel with dining, retail, event and meeting spaces plus a rooftop pool. The 184,000-square-foot, mixed-use hotel and retail center is situated in the middle of New Orleans’ Warehouse District at the corner of Carondelet and Lafayette Streets.

Part of the city’s South Market District development, the property combines two historic buildings with a new, four-story structure. Eskew+Dumez+Ripple led the project’s unified design. Roman and Williams carried through the Art Deco and Dadaist-inspired aesthetic to the interiors. Guided by the construction manager joint venture of Broadmoor LLC and Palmisano Contractors, DeGeorge Glass Company installed Winco Windows throughout the property.

Developed by The Domain Companies, the project’s financing included federal and state historic tax credits. To restore the historic portion’s exterior, a total window replacement was required.

barnetts-times-picayune-historic-photo2webOriginally designed by Weiss, Dreyfous and Seiferth Architects, the property was first known as the Maison Blanche Building. Unfortunately, its 1920s wood-framed hung windows were replaced in the 1980s with fixed windows that did not reflect the building’s historic character. Eskew+Dumez+Ripple located several sources to help determine the former windows’ proportions and styling.

Replicating the original windows’ appearance with modern, hurricane code performance, Winco Windows manufactured the replacement units using aluminum framing with a thermal break and historically appropriate grid profiles. Linetec finished the windows’ Barnett's Historic Street Picaluminum framing and grid in a traditional black color.

To ensure the Ace Hotel New Orleans maintains its intended historic look for many years to come, Linetec applied a 70 percent polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) resin-based coating to Winco Series 4410S and 3250 windows. “These architectural coatings exhibit outstanding resistance to humidity, color change, chalk, gloss loss and chemicals. They will ensure a long-lasting, durable finish. No other coating system can withstand the rigors of nature and time like these,” said Linetec’s senior marketing specialist, Tammy Schroeder, LEED® Green Associate.

The 70 percent PVDF coatings meet the industry’s stringent requirements set by the American Architectural Manufacturers Association – AAMA 2605. Further demonstrating its industry leadership, Linetec is a recognized, environmentally responsible finisher. It captures the liquid paints’ volatile organic compounds (VOCs) content using a 100 percent air capture system and safely destroys the VOCs with a regenerative thermal oxidizer, so there is no adverse environmental impact. Linetec then re-uses its heat energy byproduct to improve process energy efficiency. This process of re-use is completed before the material exits the paint line.

Beyond the behind-the-scenes environmental advantages that Linetec provides customers and their projects, Winco’s windows protect against extreme temperatures to help keep guests comfortable in the hot Louisiana climate. Thermal performance also contributes to energy efficiency and helps reduce associated heating and cooling costs.

In addition to thermal performance, the windows needed to meet the area’s hurricane codes. To help the existing structure handle the fastener loads of these heavy-duty units, additional metal framing was required to reinforce the jambs without affecting the overall window sightline.

“The advanced research, partnership, design and testing allowed for a final installation that was able to restore the building to its original glory and design, while meeting the current stringent, high-performance window and hurricane codes,” said Winco’s technical sales and business development manager, Kurtis Suellentrop, EIT.

th042016_edr_ace_p0464-webAce Hotel’s welcome message expresses a similar sentiment, “Work can be a beautiful thing when done beautifully, and it’s a lot more fun done together than apart.”

Arriving in person at the New Orleans location, guests and their pets are greeted in a lobby that feels more like a living room filled with curios, mementos and a well-stocked bar. They are offered a choice of restaurants with menus by James Beard Award-winning chefs, near-nightly entertainment, and a gallery of original artwork by local artists and friends of the hotel.

Ace Hotel New Orleans joins the growing Ace Hotel network of modern eye-catching designs with a vintage feel. Its locations in New York, Los Angeles, Pittsburgh and Seattle, as well as in Portland, Oregon, and Palm Springs, California, are all conversions of existing historic buildings. The company also has locations in London and Panama City.

Ace Hotel describes itself as:“…a collection of individuals — multiple and inclusive, held together by an affinity for the soulful. We are not here to reinvent the hotel, but to readdress its conventions to keep them fresh, energized, human. We accept the hotel as a potential for real, fluid community. We believe that hospitality is compassion, that it is not servility but genuine concern for others’ well-being and the ability to live with empathy.” These inspiring words strike a chord resonating with the people and places they represent. They convey an organization with deep consideration for each element – and every window – that creates its guests’ experiences.

Ace Hotel New Orleans; 600 Carondelet, New Orleans, Louisiana 70130; https://www.acehotel.com/neworleans