Recently the Janssen Glass & Door team took on a large project for the Olathe Lincoln Dealership. The dealership wanted a showroom with lots of glass, interior and exterior, which showed off and complemented the beautiful cars that are inside. The assorted project required several different glazing systems and a lot of planning to accommodate the dealership’s needs. Janssen Glass & Door took a conceptual idea and turned it into reality for the Olathe Lincoln Dealership. You can see the concept design on the left of the picture and the final product on the right. It was a challenging but rewarding project that turned out beautifully after a few months of hard work.
Commercial Glazing Systems That Wow
This was a diverse commercial project that required a lot of different systems throughout the dealership. We used a Kawneer, multi-story glazing system for the glass curtain walls in the storefront. The 600 LR low rise system is more than 12 feet in height and adds a lot of natural lighting to the inside of the dealership, as well as allows customers to see inside while shopping on the lot. The structure is built to withstand a strong wind load to protect the valuable cars inside from shattered glass.
Glass That Multi-Tasks
The glass we used for all the exterior windows throughout the dealership is a PPG Solarban 70. This type of insulated glass has thermal properties that lessen heating and cooling bills. The glass also utilizes color neutrality so that the inside of the dealership has beautiful natural lighting that doesn’t appear tinted and allows customers to see cars in their true shades.
Operational Glass Doors
The showroom leaf doors on the side of the building are built so that one leaf is larger than the other. We worked this system into the design to allow cars to get in and out of the dealership without adding too much bulk or inefficiency. It also keeps the design fluid throughout the showroom.
On the front of the building we used two types of doors. On the exterior we used insulated glass doors, which have two panes of glass with dead air inside. This type of glass door is good for extreme climates, like the ones in the Midwest. Then, once you pass through a vestibule you get to the interior heavy glass doors, which continue with the light and open theme throughout the store. Having two sets of glass doors with a vestibule in between allows customers to come and go without bringing the weather inside and affecting the inside climate.
If you’re interested in a commercial glass project with varying glazing systems call Janssen Glass & Door for an estimate.