New Design-Assist Case Study Reveals Benefits of Innovative Ventilated Glass Parking Facade System by Bendheim

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Ventilated Parking Facade

An illustrated, in-depth case study on a new multi-level parking structure in Chicago examines our recently introduced, patent-pending parking glass facade system. It reveals the design-assist process that resulted in the creation of the high-end, budget-smart glass solution. In the process, it helps design professionals identify new approaches to value-engineering challenges that support functionality and aesthetics.

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The new case study is based on the recently completed 727 West Madison parking facility in Chicago by FitzGerald Associates Architects. It is also the topic of a recent Construction Specifier cover story titled “The Design-Assist Benefit | Affordable ‘Jewel’ Facades.”

The study focuses on our custom-designed-and-engineered ventilated glass facade. The 24,000 sq. ft. project consists of approx. 1,000 decorative laminated glass panels, reaching sizes up to 3 ft. wide by 10 ft. high. It was installed by Reflection Window + Wall of Chicago.

The successful design-assist project was a product of the close cooperation between FitzGerald, Reflection, and Bendheim. The collaborative process helped achieve a distinct facade aesthetic, ample natural ventilation that eliminated the need for mechanical systems, and cost savings totaling over $1 million.

Glass Parking - 1 South Halsted, Chicago

The parking facade case study comprises 24 pages, including over two dozen project photos, architectural drawings, and layouts. It highlights the design process and reviews in detail the specified Bendheim glass products. It is organized in the following sections:

  1. At a Glance
  2. The Challenge
  3. The Solution
  4. The Execution | Design-Assist
  5. Parking Facade System
  6. Decorative Glass
  7. Contextual Design Aesthetic
  8. Occupant Comfort
  9. Durability & Maintenance
  10. Design-Assist Bottom Line

The case study is available to all on our website at

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