Marvin Delivers Signature Services to University of Minnesota’s Nolte Hall

May 24, 2006

Nolte Hall offers some of the most fascinating architectural nuances to be found on the University of Minnesota campus. As with many historic restorations, the challenge with Nolte Hall was to provide new window designs that precisely reproduced the aesthetic intricacies of the original windows, but with contemporary materials and features that provided a durable, energy-efficient, and low-maintenance solution.

The windows (built for this project byMarvin Windows and Doors) incorporated custom extruded aluminum-clad casing and sill profiles, simulated divided lites, and a recessed transom on a number of large round-top windows. The aluminum screens even matched the originals - right down to the bronze screen mesh.

One of the
windowdesign detailsthatMarvinreplicated was the ogee lug. This historic feature was recreated in low-maintenance clad with a durable Kynar® finish. Finally, a new insulating glass sash was designed to save energy while preserving the original art glass and wood millwork.

Thewindowrestoration was completed successfully with the help oftheMarvin Windows and Doors Signature Products and Servicesdepartment, which provided innovative design and build techniques while preserving thearchitecturalcharacter and aesthetic beauty of the original windows.When Marvin’s standard sizes may not be enough, Signature Products and Services offers custom design details that give projects a truly unique look. The company’s Signature Products and Services department is comprised of designers and project managers who provide solutions, design advice, project consultation, and project management for commercial assignments.

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