PiPer hall - Marvin Windows and Doors


PiPer hall - Marvin Windows and Doors


PiPer hall

Chicago, il



Piper hall

Chicago, IL

A stunning former mansion graduates to the 21st century

Century-old Piper Hall on the Loyola University campus needed to undergo a complete renovation. This included

replacing nearly 100 windows, and replicating their leaded, diamond-lite designs with easy-to-clean, energy-efficient

versions. The Marvin ® team went to extremes to ensure preservation of innumerable original design flourishes, while

delivering state-of-the- art functionality and performance.

Such a complex task seemed overwhelming to the university at first, but Marvin delivered solutions with confidence and

knowledge. Instead of a single product, several design solutions were presented to school officials. For many openings

the perfect look was found through the use of Simulated Divided Lites (SDL). For the unique sidelites, the complicated

window design was replicated in simulated divided lites, the exterior handsomely clad in ebony extruded aluminum.


• y The Marvin team replicated leaded, diamond lites in easy-to-clean, energy-efficient

versions by applying lead tape to both sides of the exterior pane of the insulating

glass on each window — in a pattern that precisely duplicated the original

• y Factory-installed Signature casing saved hours of labor per window, resulting in

consistent, high quality casing and a perfect match for the building’s character and


y • Sidelite windows feature SDLs milled to achieve an unusual legacy design. Because of

the unique sizes and shapes involved, a solid piece of aluminum billet was machined

on a Computer Numerical Control (CNC) router to achieve the perfect look


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building type


Number of openings


units and applications

Clad casing: custom bottom rail, clad

simulated divided lites (SDL)


Loyola University


b. Stromberg Construction Co., Inc.

Marvin brands are dedicated to producing enduring energy-efficient

products in ways that will support a greener future.


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