Architects spec steel windows for their slim, unfussy profiles. That's precisely the reason Murphey says his firm chose them for this project. “We wanted mullions to pick up on the rusticated base of the neighboring buildings, but we didn't want the profiles too wide,” he says. Their supplier, Hope's Windows, custom fabricates its products from hot-rolled steel that's welded and ground smooth. Stainless steel screens are standard. Hope's Windows, 716.665.5124; www.hopeswindows.com
meditch murphey architects
chevy chase, md.
john dennis murphey, aia, and marcie meditch, aia