• Custom floating staircase with glass railing features stainless steel standoffs attaching a walnut handrail to 1/2” clear tempered glass on both the stairs and overlooks. Photo: ©Spacecrafting
  • The stair railing system had complex geometry and very little tolerance. The glazier used a total station measuring system providing a precise 3D CAD layout of the as built stairs to ensure a proper fit of this innovative system. Photo: ©Spacecrafting
  • The pressure plate assemblies mimicked the same profile and cut as the steel stringer, and mounted to the concealed stinger with stud welds. Photo: ©Spacecrafting

Lindquist & Vennum

Location Minneapolis, Minnesota
Architect Plaad LLC, in collaboration with Yellow Dog Studios
Contractor Greiner Construction
Glazier Empirehouse

This law office renovation featured a custom glass railing system mounted with specially engineered steel pressure plates hidden within the treads of the floating stairs. The pressure plate assemblies mimicked the same profile and cut as the steel stringer, and mounted to the concealed stinger with stud welds. SC Railing worked with the contract glazier to design a custom steel pressure plate system to meet glass railing loading requirements while preserving the architect’s design intent.