Light, luxury, and high-end comfort provided by 60,000 square feet of AGC glass at the Thompson Hotel in Nashville, TN
Designed by Nashville’s Hastings Architecture, the Thompson Hotel is a stunning example of hospitality architecture with its best-in-class finishes. Rooms feature floor-to-ceiling windows with glazing manufactured by AGC Glass North America and fabricated by Insulite Glass.
“We chose to work with AGC glass because it provided us with superior performance and design, all-in-one,” says Matt Spaulding, Associate with Hastings Architecture Associates, LLC. “The color rendition of the glass, in concert with its low reflectivity and consistency, made these products a perfect fit for the hotel’s spaces.”
The Thompson Hotel utilizes AGC’s ENERGY Select 28 in a clear anodized curtain wall inside the hotel. On the ground level, the adjoined Marsh House restaurant is lined with ENERGY Select 40 in a bronze framing. Each of these premier AGC Glass products provides exceptional solar blocking performance – important in cities like Nashville where air conditioning costs are a primary concern.
ENERGY Select 28 and ENERGY Select 40 both maintain a high level of visible light transmission—62% and 69% respectively. These particular AGC Glass products provide maximized building performance and indoor comfort, ideal for the stringent energy code requirements of the Thompson Hotel.
Each of these products provides exceptional solar blocking performance—important in cities like Nashville where air conditioning costs are a primary concern.
Not only was the glass able to ensure guests’ comfort, but it also fit the specific aesthetic desired by the design team. AGC originally developed the range to help architects meet the regulatory challenges of individual projects, while also realizing their own aesthetic vision.
“AGC’s floor-to-ceiling glass brings a lot of light into the guest rooms, while maintaining privacy for the interior and a beautiful blue-to-gray color on the exterior," adds Spaulding.