One of the most recognizable components of the building is the curtain wall. In addition to being an eye-catching architectural element, the curtain wall is highly functional and designed to resist wind loads, air and water infiltrations and building sway induced by wind and seismic forces.
Larson Engineering has over 35 years of integrity and innovation in structural design for curtain wall systems. We have provided structural design for some of the most elegant and prestigious curtain wall systems in the world.
Designs using various materials and finishes
Blast resistant design of façades for government and commercial projects
Structural design of systems to re-clad existing buildings
Design of curtain wall test specimens and attendance at full-scale mock-up tests
Designed project reviewed by the following state regulatory agencies: California Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD), California Division of the State Architect (DSA) and Florida Miami Dade County.
National and international projects
Over 35 years of structural design for curtain wall systems
Preliminary system review and design development
Structural design of mock-up test wall
Structural design for unitized systems, stick built systems and large panelized façades
Strip windows, punch windows and operable window system structural designs
Structural design of sunshades, louvers, fins and light shelves
Concrete embed analysis
Analysis of post installed concrete connections
Design in hurricane impact regions
Designs to resist seismic loads and review of the movement capability
Blast resistant design for curtain wall systems
Structural calculation submittal packages for mock-ups and façade systems
Structural design assistance with field installation issues and on-site structural modifications
Registered in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Mexico, 9 Canadian Provinces and all 3 territories
Arizona - Scottsdale
Kirk Smith, P.E.
Illinois - Chicago
Melissa Gradecki, S.E., P.E., LEED AP
Minnesota - White Bear Lake
Ethan Charpentier, S.E., P.E.
Missouri - St. Louis
Keith Quick, P.E.
Wisconsin - Appleton
Kevin Wisniewski, S.E., P.E.