The integration of millwork (Windham Millwork) and glass offer a tranquil setting with natural light throughout the facility. Cedar entrances are filled with glass, making visitors feel at home upon arrival. A specialty art glass partition and sliding glass barn door adorn the Contemplation Chapel, and glass shower panels open up the bathrooms throughout the facility’s 18 patient rooms.
The most complex scope of Allstate’s work was the centrally located, full-height glass staircase connecting the main and lower levels. All glass was custom-templated to the rise and tread of each stair, recessed into aluminum base shoe and encased in millwork by the Windham Millwork team. Coordination was crucial between these two trades to ensure glass fabrication accurately accommodated the wood handrails and finished openings. An electrified door closer at the lower level of the all-glass staircase creates a smoke barrier in the event of a fire, an integral detail to the preconstruction planning and hardware schedule.