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UC DAAP Facade Renovation



Redundancy and New Technologies results in a facade system providing a longer building lifespan.


Project Type: Higher Education
Client: University of Cincinnati
Construction Cost: $10,000,000
Square footage: 780,000 SF

KZF Design provided architectural services for the repair and replacement of the facade of the University of Cincinnati’s College of Design, Architecture, Art & Planning (DAAP). Services include forensic analysis of facade failures, original design intent analysis and developing an approach to maintenance which will result in longer lifespan of the facade.

A complete assessment of the building was completed along with specific recommendations for repairs and a plan for implementation that will minimize disruption to the ongoing programs within the building. In the end, a pressure equalized open joint rainscreen system of painted aluminum flat plate was selected as the most appropriate solution.