"What I like about working with contract glaziers is that they can provide positive technical insight into a project," explains Christopher P. Stoddard, AIA, senior associate principal LEED AP, for Kohn Pedersen Fox (KPF) Associates PC in New York.
"We often try to reach out to glaziers during the design phase to help the design team develop buildable designs.This helps to minimize changes and conflicts in the design down the road," he
takes a similar view."Generally we have had positive relationships with glaziers.Our interaction usually revolves around the storefront component of projects," he
If the job is awarded to someone less inclined to do custom work this process can be more difficult and often adversarial," Stoddard
...Christopher Stoddard joined KPF in 1994 and has played a key role as the project manager or project architect of a number of diverse building types including academic facilities, government projects, airports and commercial buildings.He is currently the project manager for 505 Fifth Avenue, a 273,750-square-foot commercial office building, the City University of New York City College master plan and 212,000-square-foot Science Research Center.He is also the sustainability technical advisor for the New York Sports and Convention Center.In the public sector, he worked as a job captain and project manager for the award-winning Baruch Academic Complex, a public bid 750,000-square-foot multiple use campus building completed in 2001 in New York City.He
was also a designer for the United States Courthouse and Federal Building in Minneapolis, a 740,000-square-foot facility that houses courtrooms, judges' chambers and a public plaza.His transportation work includes serving as project manager on the Logan Airport Terminal B, F.I.S. facility.
The 250,000-square-foot terminal is slated to be a LEED certified airport terminal.He also served as the job captain on the Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, Commuter Terminal Building.
Jim. W. Sealy, FAIA is an architect and consultant in Dallas.He
consults with other design professionals, developers, building owners and managers, jurisdictions and attorneys in matters dealing with all aspects of the built environment.His
expertise ranges from zoning and conceptual design to forensic architecture. He has participated in the writing of building codes and standards since the early 1970s and recently served the International Code Council as a member of the drafting committees for the International Performance Code and International Residential Code. In other related arenas, he serves on committees for the National Institute of Building Sciences, the National Academy of Sciences, the National Institute of Science and Technology, Underwriters Laboratories, the Applied Technology Council and the American Institute of Architects.
..."Generally, it is more positive than negative, and sometimes very positive," states Chris Stoddard of KPF in appraising these relationships.
"In the end it depends on the quality of the glazier on the job, the budget and also the quality of the construction documents developed by the design team," he