Harmon Inc. has announced that it has been selected to provide and install
glazing systems for the new Guthrie Theater and attached parking garage. According
to a company news release, field crews are working on-site at the Mills District
on the banks of the Mississippi River in Minneapolis.
Harmon is working closely with general contractor McGough Construction of St.
Paul on design elements such as a suspended walkway bridge that extends over the
river's parkway and a glass observation box set atop the building. The two companies
have worked together on other projects, including the American Express corporate
offices, Lifetouch Corporate headquarters and the Protein Design Laboratory.
"It's a complex project in respect that all components are large, custom
and non-typical. This fact, coupled with the unique architectural products being
used, makes the being a part of the Guthrie team a challenging, yet very rewarding,
experience," said Chad Hoffman, Harmon project manager.
Harmon partnered with Wausau Window and Wall Systems to engineer a customized
curtainwall and window system including 6750 Series four-sided factory-glazed
structural glass curtain wall, 2250 Series custom operating windows and varying
depths of its SuperWall system. Harmon is also installing skylights and entrances,
according to the press release.
French architect Jean Nouvel, together with architect of record Architectural
Alliance of Minneapolis, created the 285,000-square-foot theater center.