Keeping a classic look...
When the Nordstrom Specialty Retail Company renovated their headquarters in downtown Seattle, Washington, they wanted to preserve the existing classic appearance of their building. The renovation included replacing the louvers which covered the air intake and exhaust openings.
Because of the wide variety of opening conditions in the original building construction, this project included many unique design challenges.
To help them meet these challenges, Nordstrom worked with Callison Architecture of Seattle. Callison designed the air intake and exhaust openings to be protected with architecturally compatible louvers designed to blend in with blinds that may be added as window treatments in future improvements. In addition, Ruskin louvers enhanced the overall exterior aesthetics of Nordstrom's Headquarters.
Ruskin's design team worked with Callison and Nordstrom to provide specific details for the numerous window openings and the stone facade. To create a consistent appearance for the blade spacings, Ruskin modified the louver head and sill construction. Ruskin also provided architectural trim to blend in with the window frames in the adjacent openings and modified the installation method to ensure proper performance.
Air Commodities, Ruskin's representative in the Seattle area, coordinated the selection and procurement of the louvers for this renovation. Their professional services and attention to details helped contribute to the seamless completion of this project.
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