Clarksburg Premium Outlets
A unique and expansive outdoor mall requires railing that is as striking as it is sturdy.
Dubbed a "retail racetrack" by Simon Property Group, the stacked, two-level Clarksburg Premium Outlets features a distinctive layout, reminiscent of a circular speedway, which allows shoppers to experience an unobstructed view of virtually all storefronts. Located just 30 miles north of Washington, D.C., the mammoth mall spans over 323,000 sqft of land and includes close to 90 upscale shops.
The Clarksburg Outlets project was infused with exciting challenges for the Kane Innovations team from the start, due to the outdoor facility's larger-than-life footprint. Four sets of stairs - which included Sterling Dula brand glass and stainless steel railing systems - were spread over 1/4 of a mile, while radiused, contemporary picket style railings lined the perimeter of the property atop retaining walls. Deadlines were critical, as the building was required to become fully operational in time for the 2016 holiday shopping season.
Kane Innovations assisted in the design phase by providing a custom, stainless steel cladding solution for the structural glass railing base shoe. Stainless steel material was formed to fit around the component, concealing glazing gaskets and eliminating gaps, for a sleek and finished appearance.
The Clarksburg Premium Outlets is Simon's second LEED-certified luxury outlet center, having incorporated a number of energy-saving measures into its design.