The award-winning Pennsylvania State Police Philadelphia Headquarters caught the attention of Building Enclosure magazine. BKP designed the facility with a creative steel and glass curtain wall facade system. The layered exterior gives the building a sense of transparency while still maintaining strict security and solidity requirements. “Obscured Solidity: Blending Security, Transparency into High-Performing Facility” by Amanda Weko covers the team effort that led the building’s design. Earlier this year, the Construction Management Association of America Mid-Atlantic Chapter honored the headquarters as its 2017 Sustainable Project of the Year.
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The General Building Contractors Association (GBCA) makes its home in a 1961 former bank building on 18th Street in Philadelphia. BKP was engaged by GBCA to perform a variety of building upgrades, including redesign of the aging and deteriorated facade. Completed earlier this year, the curtain wall replacement lends transparency and improved street presence to the building. The glazing community has taken notice of BKP’s design concept and execution by Eureka Metal & Glass Services, Inc. The Architectural Glass Institute, Philadelphia’s labor-management organization representing union glaziers and glazing contractors, featured the project in a recent case study, which was picked up by glass news website, GlassOnWeb.com.