UC DAAP Facade Renovation

Redundancy and new technologies results in a facade system providing a longer building lifespan.

Project Type
Higher Education

University of Cincinnati

Construction Cost

Square Feet
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.