Pilchuck Glass School’s New Wardrobe

In 1971 Dale Chihuly, Anne Gould Hauberg, and John H. Hauberg founded the Pilchuck Glass School in Stanwood, Washington. Pilchuck is a glass education center that has a reputation deserving of it’s international student-base and acclaim. 

The Hot House, a traditional barn-style structure, is Pilchuck’s signature building and needed to be reroofed with the care and style of its original craftsmanship. Jorve is extremely proud to have been the chosen partner in this magnificent reroof.

Pilchuck’s Hot House is truly unique and its’ barn-style shakes definitely contribute to its’ inimitable nature.

These shakes are custom hewn to 52” in length, as opposed to your houses’ standard 24”, and are installed over an open-frame timber building without a roof deck (picture to the right). An open-frame means that the shakes are the only layer of roofing material keeping rain from falling inside the building. With this in mind, to keep the Hot House waterproof, the shakes are double-coursed to stagger the space between each shake and usher the rain off the roof.

Jorve is proud of a job well-done and special recognition goes out to our crews on the job, veteran cedar shake specialists William Mejia, Eliseo Mejia, Adolfo Flores, Orlando Rodas, and Andres Hernandez. The job wouldn’t have been the same without custom copper and sheet metal fabrications by Mike Harvey and Antonio Munoz. This project was a chance for us to show our industry-leading abilities, attention to detail, and capacity to be flexible; we’re proud to say that this was achieved and the reroofed Hot House looks fantastic!