TSI WINS 2018 WBC CRAFTSMANSHIP AWARD ON DUKE ELLINGTON
Published on Thursday, October 04, 2018
TSI's exterior work on the Duke Ellington School of Arts was awarded a Washing Building Congress 2018 Craftsmanship Award. Our scope of work on the modernization project was stick built curtain wall, metal panels, storefront, and custom doors.
Below in an excerpt about the award:
LUCIO FUENTES, WILLIAM FOWLER, BILL GRIMLEY, JEREMY JOHNSON, JAMES MARSHALL, MIKE VARNADORE - TSI Corporations
Project Name: Duke Ellington School of the Arts Modernization, Washington, DC
Architect: LBA-CGS JV
General Contractor: GCS-SIGAL, LLC
While natural daylighting helps promote a more productive work environment, if the proper facade systems are not chosen, it can wreak havoc on a mechanical system significantly increasing energy usage and therefore building costs. The challenging task for Duke Ellington was encompassing high quality products and tying all systems together while maintaining thermal performance and protection from the elements. The project involved integrating new curtain wall and metal panel systems into the existing fabric of the historic brick buildings, often with curving surfaces and frequent elevation and section changes.