Ellison Doors Outfit LEED® V4 Platinum Certified Bank of America Tower
Four Ellison Entrances on New, High-Performance Houston Skyscraper
By: BLD Marketing
Momentum Exterior Systems installed Ellison balanced doors at three of the street-level exterior portals. Wincon installed the final entrance, a vestibule located on the 12th floor. Each street-level entrance features two single Ellison balanced doors surrounding a separate revolving door. The building was designed by leading architectural firm Gensler. W&W Glass designed the structural glass walls on the ground floor.
The stainless steel Ellison balanced doors were finished in US32D satin to match the ground floor's entrance framing materials in addition to the canopy above the doors. These street entrances lead to a two-level, open-air lobby that also gives access to Houston's underground pedestrian tunnel system, which features a selection of restaurants and retail establishments.
"When the owner wanted to make modifications to the entrances, we insisted on keeping Ellison on the job," said Jeff Haber, managing partner at W&W Glass.
Bank of America Tower was project manager Torrey McAlpin's (Momentum Exterior Systems) first project using Ellison doors. With assistance from local Ellison representative Dustin Price of Texas Glazing Solutions, Momentum had no issues ordering or installing the doors.
"Ellison doors stand out for their ease of use, durability, and longevity," Haber remarked. "For the Bank of America Tower, we only provided best-in-class products that we would be happy having our name associated with. With the enhanced value and performance that Ellison doors deliver, we're always confident in recommending them."
Ellison doors are made from the highest-quality materials and designed to last a lifetime with proper maintenance. Featuring solid internal subframe construction, thicker materials compared to traditional entries, and the most innovative balanced hardware in the industry, Ellison doors enhance high-performance projects like Bank of America Tower with their beauty and function.
"For commercial skyscrapers that typically experience stack pressure and heavy foot traffic, Ellison doors provide superior ease of use," Haber added.
Bank of America Tower achieved LEED® V4 Platinum certification by the USGBC because of its daylight harvesting technology, a 40-percent parking reduction, tenant metering, alternative vehicle charging stations, and a rainwater collection system.
The last of the Ellison doors were installed on the building in June 2019, the same month Bank of America Tower opened.