Standing high above the Rainey Street Historic District in Austin, Texas, The Quincy is a vibrant, modern, 30-story high-rise. Completed in 2021, the 700,000-square-foot luxury tower is home to offices, retail and residences.
To achieve optimal solar control and provide a cool, neutral aesthetic, Ziegler Cooper Architects specified Solarban® 70 Optiblue® glass (formerly Solarban® z75 glass) by Vitro Architectural Glass. With its steel blue-gray appearance, Solarban® 70 Optiblue® low‑e glass controls glare while offering superior solar control properties that support sustainable design. The result is a VLT of 46% and a low SHGC (0.23) that meets or exceeds competing architectural glasses with a similar aesthetic.
Solarban® 70 on Optiblue® glass is an excellent choice for warmer climate zones with high cooling costs. (Photography: Tom Kessler)
Ziegler Cooper Architects also selected Solarban® 60 glass to boost year-round comfort for occupants and improve heating and cooling cost savings. With a solar heat gain coefficient (SHGC) of 0.39 and visible light transmittance (VLT) of 70% in a standard one-inch insulating glass unit (IGU), Solarban® 60 glass provides clear aesthetics without sacrificing energy performance.
Photography: Tom Kessler
Additional partners that brought this project to completion include Vitro Certified® Fabricator, Tristar Glass, and glazier, Ranger Specialized Glass Inc.For more information about Vitro Architectural Glass products, visit www.vitroglazings.com.