Twin Cities PBS moved across the street from their 1980s office into a new modern open space in Lowertown St. Paul along the Light Rail system.

For the Twin Cities PBS office project, Empirehouse partnered with McGough Construction Company, Cuningham Group, and the Owner as the architectural glass and metal contractor to accentuate the open space and contemporary design with a transparent feel.

Through weekly collaboration over the course of six months, Empirehouse offered product selection expertise through the design process in order to achieve light and transparency throughout the office space.

“Empirehouse Forman Mike Blumer did a great job paying close attention to details and building great relationships with the General Contractor and the Owner,” says Empirehouse General Manager James Bringle.

The glass and glazing scope for this project includes: custom glass handrails; all-glass entrance, doors and glass wall conference rooms; logos of popular PBS shows set in glass on stand-offs along the grand staircase lined with glass hand rails; custom film graphics; exterior windows; and special laminated glass for sound control coming from the Light Rail system.

Specialty glazing features:

Custom windows around the entrance door and across a hallway to bring in natural light (shown above).

TPT Twin Cities PBS Main Staircase and Glazing Wall

A sweeping glass staircase along glazed walls filled with logos and stills from TPT’s best known programs.

TPT Twin Cities PBS Main Conference Room

One of several glass-enclosed conference rooms.

TPT Twin Cities PBS Glass Railing

Glass railing system.

TPT Twin Cities PBS Conference Room and Windows

Interior glass walls and exterior windows.

TPT Twin City PBS sitting area

Glazed stand offs on the wall of this sitting area.


Twin City Public Television
 McGough Construction Co.
Architect: Cuningham Group
Specialty Glazing Contractor: Empirehouse, Inc.
Completed: September 2015

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