As a provider of clinical healthcare settings, I know how concerned our clients have been during the pandemic with time-consuming cleaning on window blind and shade applications. Front surface-only applications are easier to clean than front and glass surface-side applications shade products. This is why I have recommended use of integrated louver systems in desired sterile, semi-sterile, and even in specific non-sterile environments; it surpasses the clean and hygienic performance of traditional shades and blinds – plus, their strings and cords are often dangerous for many of the patients for which we design. Vision Control’s integrated louvers eliminate the need for strings and they require no maintenance because they’re behind glass. Through Vision Control, our clients’ staff have far better control of safety, privacy, light, temperature, and sound for every patient, a goal for every Healthcare Architect.
RA, LEED AP (Principal Sr Project Architect, Array Architects)
As a nurse working with critical ICU patients in Baltimore hospitals, the Vision Control louvered glazing makes my job much easier. The privacy it provides to patients in vulnerable times can make the world of a difference. The ease in use helps make it almost second nature to constantly use these during a shift. It is able to provide privacy, while still being functional for hospital staff to keep an eye on patients and their vital signs.
Registered Nurse at Baltimore area hospital, MD
Our client required a hygienic and reliable means to provide patient privacy to sliding glass ICU doors. Unicel Architectural Vision Control became the premier choice for ease of use and error proof operation. The results met the quality and schedule expected for a state of the art, fifty-eight bed critical care addition. Excellent documentation and rapid replies to questions provided confidence to the design and construction team that Unicel Architectural was a team player for excellence. Unicel Architectural Vision Control systems are unmatched and the primary product we trust for integrated louvers.
David J. Peronnet
NCARB, AIA (Principal / Project Architect, PF&A Design)
We have used Unicel Architectural’s Vision Control units for observation windows on our Surgery rooms and patient Observation rooms for years. We have never had a complaint from our clients.
Principal, Wilmot Sanz Inc.
…construction experience combined with a level of precision, attention to detail and carefully selected material quality offers a product that is uniquely positioned at the very high end of the curtain wall technology. There are very few, if any, timber curtain wall manufacturers at that level on the North American market.
Unicel is my go-to manufacturer for privacy glazing solutions. They repeatedly impress with their outstanding response time, creative ideas and follow-up. Vision Control® by Unicel is the product of choice for Mercy Medical Center, Baltimore MD. The hospital utilized the louvered glazing units in patient view windows, patient doors, sliding ICU doors and operating view windows. The overall appearance is clean and the Vision Control® units deliver the required functionality.
Maria DiZebba Caridi, AIA, NCARB
Project Architect, Associate
I will only put my reputation and long term warranty, which I must personally guarantee, when AWS teams up with Unicel for its monumental applications for glazed roofs.
CEO, Architectural Wall systems Co.
I was very impressed with the entire Unicel operation – from the professional appearance of the staff, to the factory floor, the workers and, of course, the quality of the product.
Technical Door Consultant, Frank Pena & Associates
It was a joy to work with the professionals at Unicel from concept design to building completion. The Unicel installation exceeds our expectations of maximizing daylight, while minimizing glare, heat loss and heat gain.
Lewis & Malm Architecture, Bucksport, ME.
The design requirements for the HUS Lastenklinikka ICU were very exacting in terms of quality, functionality and hygiene. Unicel’s Vision Control® presented the desired solution for the ICU facility to help ensure an optimal patient and recovery environment. We believe the HUS Lastenklinikka ICU sets a new standard of excellence for pediatric healthcare design.
Director of Sales for Vitrea Oy Glazing, HUS Lastenklinikka project
The quality and performance of the Vision Control unit are always recognized by owners and architects. Unicel personnel are knowledgeable and have always provided whatever pricing and support I have needed when it was needed.
Henry Taylor & Sons
Architectural Products Magazine editor comments on Unicel’s Product Innovation Award win for Vision Control®:
The PIA recognizes products, materials and systems innovation that leads commercial and institutional design to new heights. With judging and evaluation of products and systems from a distinguished panel of 44 architects and specification specialists skilled in product evaluation, the PIA program awards manufacturers based on attributes, qualities, functionality and/or performance beyond industry standards.
Editorial Director, Construction Business Media, LLC
I think that the Vision Control® units are the best window louver blinds I have ever seen on the market so far. They are the first set of blinds that really and truly completely block out vision for privacy as well as the light. The quality of the product is also the best I have seen on the market. The material is heavy duty, and the operation of the blinds is very smooth and precise. I am also very interested in Unicel’s new product, Vision Control® Mini blinds that have only a 1″ air space for installation into a 1 ¼” glass pocket.
Project Manager, D-M Products Inc.
In the OR number 4 of the Notre Dame Hospital, the double windows with insulating glass and integrated louvers made by Unicel allowed us to integrate the blinds in the windows and to cover the window edge. These two factors have eliminated the horizontal surfaces where dust tends to accumulate, allowing us to meet the strictest demands concerning infection control. The clients have indicated that they greatly appreciate their new windows. Fichten Soiferman et Associés and Unicel put in a lot of effort to develop and adapt these units to the patients’ needs.
Architect, Fichten Soiferman et Associés Architectes FSA
Vision Control®, was the product of choice for the Children’s Hospital project in Denver and was greatly appreciated for its hygienic and practical properties. “We want to have visual access, and then there are times when we have to close that off,” Bill Dilatush described. “Blinds are always the easy solution, but you just can’t keep them clean enough in an environment like that.” Dilatush said that Unicel was responsive to the project’s needs and added, “I was really impressed with the engineering.” Mr. Bill Dilatush of H+L Architecture specified Vision Control® glazing for hallway windows to patient rooms for the Children’s Hospital at Fitzimons in Denver, CO.
Architect, H+L Architecture
Before we started working with Unicel Architectural, we were sent a sample of Vision Control®. I was not very familiar with the product but the sample convinced me it was suitable for the residential project I was working on.
Associate Partner, Dirk Denison Architects
Centennial Parkview & CCU was my first project with Unicel / Vision Control® products. I found them to be very professional and responsive to all our needs. Their timely reactions to pricing, shop drawings and delivery made this a very enjoyable business encounter.
President, Baker Glass
The technical help and processing of the shop drawings were highly top notch professional. As a General Contractor, this helped our project scheduling. Also the on-site presence of Unicel’s supervisor was critical for the proper installation of the skylight. The job site supervisor was very knowledgeable of the product, giving our crew detailed instructions during the installation process.I can only say that Unicel’s personnel are highly professional in their conduct while dealing with clients. As for the product, the skylight unit we ordered was designed and fabricated in the highest quality. This is why the owners of the residence loved it and the architect was very much impressed.
Project Manager, Altounian Builders, Inc.
It has been wonderful working with the whole Unicel team. I would just like to thank you for the close attention to detail with regards to crating and marking of the crates, and meeting your delivery date. The team at Unicel Architectural Corp. has been a pleasure to work with and I await further opportunities to work with them again. Thank you for the excellent customer service.
Richard E. De Maso
Project Manager, Walters & Wolf Construction Specialties
As a salesman, it is refreshing to get excited about a company that provides unique options in the daylighting industry. I have been to your website and it is very user-friendly. It is well-organized and information is easily found. The downloads are also very convenient.
Skylight Sales, Collier Warehouse, Inc.