Memorial Student Union, DePauw University, Greencastle, Ind.
Architect: Robert A.M. Stern Architects LLP, New York
General Contractor: Turner Construction Co., Indianapolis
Strategic Design Construction: Schmidt Associates, Indianapolis
Exterior Contractor: JC Ripberger Construction Corp., Zionsville, Ind.
Window Distributor: Kenny Glass Inc., Columbus, Ind.
Designed in the Georgian style, popular between 1720 and 1830, the Memorial Student Union and several other campus buildings feature steep-angled slate roofs with copper accents, hand-molded red brick, Indiana limestone and painted trim. Ultra Series doors and Majesta windows were key to meeting the campus aesthetics and sustainability goals within the student union’s renovation. These same historically appropriate products were installed in a newly constructed dining hall, Hoover Hall, which was built next to the student union. The windows are very large so activity within the buildings is visible and transparent from the surrounding quad and serves to draw students into the buildings.
A custom brickmould was created by the window manufacturer for the student union and Hoover Hall. The historic building and new building also have the same PDLs, glass and finish.
Door and Window Manufacturer: Kolbe Windows & Doors
Photo: Daniel Showalter Photography