EXPERTISE // PEOPLE

Anthony D. Cinnamon

Associate Principal

 
Experience

Since joining WJE in 1995, Anthony Cinnamon has participated in building enclosure investigations, window and curtain wall failures, and glass and glazing assessments. His expertise lies in the inspection and investigation of building facades, exterior wall systems, and fenestration systems. These investigations oftentimes lead to development of repair designs in which Mr. Cinnamon has led. The depth and breadth of his understanding of facade, window, and curtain wall performance gives him the expertise necessary for the new enclosure consulting and commissioning projects, of which Mr. Cinnamon has also had significant experience. 

Mr. Cinnamon’s projects include curtain wall systems, wood and aluminum window systems, and building facade cladding systems. Building types include high-rise residential and office buildings, institutions, sports arenas, and historic structures.

Mr. Cinnamon has written numerous articles on the inspection, repair and restoration, and replacement of window and facade systems. He has also presented seminars domestically and internationally on fenestration related topics, including typical window problems, glass and glazing failures, and testing and repair of window and curtain wall systems.

REPRESENTATIVE PROJECTS

Windows and Curtain Walls

  • Harvard Science and Engineering Complex - Allston, MA: New construction custom unitized curtain wall consulting
  • Wanda Vista Hotel and Residences - Chicago, IL: New construction window wall consulting
  • 1000M - Chicago, IL - New construction curtain wall consulting
  • 155 North Wacker Drive - Chicago, IL: Glass cable net wall consulting
  • Willis Tower - Chicago, IL: Ongoing curtain wall consulting

 

Glass

  • Soldier Field - Chicago, IL: Assessment of glass etching in suites
  • In-House Research: Strength and breakage of in-service tempered glass

 

Building Enclosure Consulting

  • 380 Harrison - Boston, MA: Unitized window wall and curtain wall
  • Illinois Institute of Technology, Kaplan Institute - Chicago: New construction consulting on ETFE facade system
  • Vassar Brothers Medical Center - Poughkeepsie, NY:  Unitized curtain wall and punched windows
  • NASA Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB), Kennedy Space Center - Titusville, FL: Inspection and evaluation of translucent and opaque building panels
  • KFC Yum Center - Louisville, KY: Peer review of curtain wall, metal panels, and precast concrete
  • William Jones High School - Chicago, IL: Peer review of windows, curtain wall, brick masonry, and precast concrete

 

Building Enclosure Commissioning

  • Energy Sciences Building - Argonne National Laboratory, Lemont, IL: Enclosure commissioning for 150,000-square-foot office and laboratory building
  • Material Design Laboratory - Argonne National Laboratory, Lemont, IL: Enclosure commissioning for 115,000-square-foot laboratory building

 

Water/Air Leakage Assessment

  • Crate & Barrel - Various Locations: Water leakage investigations
  • Illinois Institute of Technology - Chicago: Investigation of leakage at metal panels and windows
  • Ronald J. Norick Downtown Library - Oklahoma City, OK: Investigation of leakage at metal panels and windows

 

Repair Design

  • The Post Office - Chicago, IL: Replacement of existing historic windows
  • Brantford General Hospital - Brantford, Ontario: Water leakage investigation, replacement of existing windows; litigation support
  • Searle Medical Research Building - Chicago, IL: Replacement of existing windows
  • 11 South LaSalle Street - Chicago, IL: Replacement of existing windows
Professional Affiliations

Building Enclosure Council - Chicago
National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC)

Registrations

Architect in IA and IL
National Council of Architectural Boards Certificate

Education

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Bachelor of Science, Architectural Studies, 1993
Master of Architecture, Architectural Engineering, 1995