Bendheim Architectural Glass Makes a Splash at Kelsey Seybold Clinic

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Layers of glass, color, texture, and depth… Aquatic, organic, soothing…

Words that well describe the main lobby accent wall and reception stations at Kelsey Seybold Clinic, located in Houston, Texas. The structure houses multiple medical practices and incorporates seven separate reception desks, each containing five stations used for patient admissions.

Bendheim’s architectural River Ice patterned glass offers an excellent water-like quality – one of the reasons it was selected for this project.
As Laurie Waggener, RRT, IIDA, interior designer with HKS, Inc. explained, “the design challenge was to create a main lobby backdrop and admission stations that created a safe and pleasing space, and at the same time, allowed visual privacy from one admission area to the next. We also needed to respond to sections of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and meet budget.”
To meet the project specifications including safety, privacy, aesthetics, and budget, multiple plies of Bendheim’s glass were laminated with an interlayer of a custom turquoise film, and as Waggener commented, “with Bendheim’s help, the intended installation and aesthetics were achieved and the results met our expectations. Bendheim was recommended by another senior designer at HKS. The accurate technical advice… shortened my learning curve and made the experience with Bendheim smooth and easy.”
The delivery and installation went well for general contractor Isidro Velez of Schoppman Freese. As Velez explained, ” the admissions station partitions were definitely a challenge due to the unusual glass shape. The main challenge was in the layout and making sure that the angle of the glass fins fit both the soffets and mill work correctly… everything went according to schedule.”
About Bendheim

Bendheim is one of the world’s foremost resources for specialty architectural glass. Founded in New York City in 1927, the fourth-generation, family-owned company offers a virtually unlimited range of in-stock and custom architectural glass varieties. Bendheim develops, fabricates, and distributes its products worldwide. The company maintains production facilities in New Jersey and an extensive showroom in New York City