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WMS Boathouse

Chicago, IL United States

Studio Gang Architects


Project Description

On the river’s edge in Chicago’s Clark Park, lies the WMS Boathouse, a two-story 20,000-square-foot rowing, training and boat storage facility that is home to the Chicago Rowing Foundation and North Park University’s women’s rowing team.

Studio Gang Architect's dynamic design of the boathouse mirrors the motion of crew members rowing. The boathouse is a year-round training facility that includes a row tank and ergometer work out space, a community room and offices. The roof’s design features an alternating roof truss system with windows that capture the southern light into the building, provide sufficient ventilation and abundant daylight, while the high performance glazing on the glass warms the floor slab in the winter to minimize energy use. The project is targeting LEED Silver Certification. Guardian SunGuard SNX 62/27 was selected to deliver energy savings and abundant daylight while earning points towards LEED certification.


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WMS Boathouse
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    22,620 sq ft
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Specified Products

Guardian Industries Guardian SunGuard SNX 62/27

Guardian SunGuard SNX 62/27 was selected to deliver energy savings and abundant daylight. The glass has 62% visible light transmission, a low 0.27 solar heat gain coefficient and an impressive light-to-solar gain ratio of 2.30.

The glass has three microscopically thin silver layers in the coating to block solar heat gain, allowing specifiers to achieve maximum energy efficiency while retaining high visible light transmission. The product also features a neutral exterior appearance, so buildings still reap the performance benefit without a dark or overly reflective look.



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