Piper Hall / Chicago, IL
A stunning former mansion graduates to the 21st century
Century-old Piper Hall on the Loyola University campus was undergoing a complete renovation. This included replacing nearly 100 windows, and replicating their leaded, diamond-lite designs with easy-to-clean, energy-efficient versions.
Special care was taken to preserve design flourishes, such as the unusual and beloved metalwork on the front door sidelites. University staffers assumed they would be lost in the process, but Marvin Signature Services’ craftspeople felt confident they could find a way to capture the look in a simulated divided lite (SDL)—and they did. Three designs were presented and school officials fell in love with one.