California-based View, Inc., a designer and manufacturer of dynamic glass, has completed the installation of smart windows in four Chicago projects: a high-tech office building at 2017 Mendell; Elevate luxury residences in Lincoln Park; Sunset Ridge School in Chicago’s north suburbs; and the Glen Ellyn Police Department’s new home.
“Our mission is to create delightful human environments for people whether they are at home, work or play,” said Rahul Bammi, chief business officer of View, Inc. “View is improving student performance, making office workers more productive and enabling developers to lease their properties faster.”
Designed to improve health and wellness while also capturing energy savings, View’s smart windows let in natural light and views, and enhance mental and physical wellbeing by significantly reducing headaches, eyestrain and drowsiness. In addition, View’s windows reduce glare and unwanted heat, improving the energy efficiency of buildings by 20 percent.
“There’s no doubt View Dynamic Glass helped us stand out from other Chicago properties because occupants can fully enjoy the natural beauty of the area in comfort and feel a greater connection to the community,” said Daniel Slack, principal, Baker Development Corporation. “View helped us create an experience that gives a wow factor, and ultimately leases quicker and attracts premium tenants.”
2017 N. Mendell
This newly-renovated, 62,000-square-foot loft building by Baker Development is the first Class A office/industrial building targeting entrepreneurs in Lincoln Park. View Dynamic Glass surrounds the building and enables workers to enjoy the views and natural light without annoying glare on computer screens and unwanted heat.
Elevate Lincoln Park
Located next to the newly renovated Apollo Theater at 930 West Altgeld Street, Elevate Lincoln Park is a 191-unit luxury rental development with 16,000 square feet of street-level retail, also by Baker Development. The shared amenity spaces in this 11-story, mixed-use building make use of View Dynamic Glass, offering tenants spectacular views of the Chicago Skyline to break away, recharge and reflect.
Sunset Ridge School, Northfield, Illinois
The new, 70,000-square-foot Sunset Ridge School partnered with View Dynamic Glass to ensure learning spaces have ample natural light, which has been shown to improve student performance. The result is a school defined by bright, flexible learning spaces that foster connection, productivity and student engagement. Wight & Company led the design of the new building while Pepper Construction provided construction management.
Glen Ellyn Police Department
Finally, the new, 30,000-square-foot, two-story Glen Ellyn police department that features View Dynamic Glass in its lobby and community room was recently awardedthe Masonry Advisory Council’s Excellence in Masonry award, recognizing excellent architectural design in Chicago and Indiana.