9 Ideas for University Cable Railing Systems

Keuka Studios has worked with architects and contractors across the country to provide cable railing systems for colleges and universities. To name a few, we’ve designed railings for the Albany College of Pharmacy, Texas Tech University, and Earlham College. For these commercial clients, we provide code-compliant deck or balcony railings and ADA-complaint railings for stairs. In the past, we’ve designed and custom-fabricated railing systems for university observation decks, cafés, atriums, libraries, student centers, and more.

Keuka Studios Designs and Fabricates Cable Railing Systems for Universities

9 Examples:

Cornell University exterior deck with cable railing system/

Cornell University – Deck Railing

Our team designed and fabricated this cable railing system for the Noyes Lodge at Cornell University. The lodge’s exterior deck overlooks the serene Beebe Lake and is the perfect location to relax on campus. This Ithaca Style railing system features slender passivated steel posts and a wood top rail. To suit the architecture of the existing deck, we fascia mounted the posts on two sides and surface mounted them on the side facing the water.

Chicago cable railing shown against has an industrial style

Olivet Nazarene University – Atrium Railings

When Olivet Nazarene University remodeled the Reed Hall of Science, they enlisted Keuka Studios to design a cable railing system. The railing runs along the balcony in the building’s main atrium. The railing system features our sleek Chicago Style posts in “Raven Black” powder-coated steel. In order to match the flooring on the balcony, the designers chose a wood top rail. As a result, the large atrium has a cohesive and modern design. In addition to the balcony, we also designed cable railing for the building’s main stairwell. For this railing, we included an ADA-compliant graspable handrail in addition to the wood top rail.

Unique hand rail design on exterior railing that enclose a restaurant eating area.

University of South Florida, Outdoor Dining Railing System

The Bayboro Café at the University of South Florida features an outdoor dining area with a view of a campus park and pond. The café owners wanted to enclose the patio but still preserve the charm of the outdoors. By opting for cable railing, they were able to create a physical barrier but maintain an open feel. For the railing, the owners chose our unique Tokyo Style design with “Sparkle Silver” powder-coated steel posts. The railing system features a wood top rail with a slightly curved profile.

Jacksonville University wide staircase with cable railign and ADA compliant handrail.

Jacksonville University – Grand Staircase Cable Railings

Keuka Studios designed and built a cable railing system for the health sciences building at Jacksonville University in Florida. The architect on the project, Glenn Dasher of Dasher Hurst Architects, asked us to create a railing with a sleek, modern appearance. He wanted the staircase and balcony railings to have a clean and simple look that wouldn’t distract from the other features of the building. For example, the architect wanted to bring attention to the indoor garden with a cascading water feature.

Our cable railing features steel Ithaca Style posts which were painted white on-site at the school. The staircase railing includes a wood top rail. It also has a stainless steel handrail that meets all requirements set by the ADA.

Atrium Balcony with Chicago style cable railing

Rogers State University – Balcony Cable Railing

For Rogers State University’s Pryor Creek campus, we designed a Chicago Style cable railing system. You can find our product on the interior staircase and balcony of the building’s main atrium. This railing system features 42″ tall steel posts with a “Dazzling Pewter” powder coat. The staircase railing features both a wood top rail and a wood handrail that complies with all ADA rules and regulations.

Double staircase with 42 in high cable railing system and ADA compliant hand rails.

University Of Wisconsin-Bifurcated Stair Rails

For the Rodli Hall renovation project at the University of Wisconsin, Keuka Studios custom-made the staircase and balcony railings. The railing is our curved Keuka Style that perfectly complements the curved staircase. The staircase cable railing system is 42 inches high with 3/16 in stainless steel cable. The railing is powder-coated dazzling pewter and features an ADA compliant handrail and wood top rails.

Fire pit over a waterfall surrounded by cable railing at High Point University

High Point University – Cable Railings for Outdoor Fireplace

High Point U of North Carolina created an inspiring and relaxing environment for its students by combining artistic sculptures, walkways, waterfalls, hammocks, and a fire pit on their campus. It’s a beautiful place for students to mingle with friends and family, or study.

The cable railing system is our Ithaca style made to a height of 42 inches to meet commercial railing code requirements. We designed the bottom of the railing posts to connect to metal blades that are welded to the structure. In addition, we designed a scheme to accommodate the lighting for the top rail. The railing posts are made of stainless steel and powder coated.

Industrial style cable railing for office staircase

Duke University – Cable Railings with ADA handrails

The renovation of the counsel office at Duke University was carefully designed to preserve its original industrial aesthetic. The space showcases exposed brick walls, high open ceilings, and robust timber beams. To complement this contemporary vision, the architects opted for our Ithaca-style cable railing system, complete with an ADA compliant handrail. This design for our Duke University project boasts sleek, slender posts and crisp lines, adding a distinctly modern touch.

Round stainless hand rail wraps around the end post.

Albany College of Pharmacy – Cable Railings with ADA handrails

The Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Services underwent a renovation that encompassed the creation of a spacious grand lobby and an elevated balcony level, providing ample room for students to engage in their studies. We meticulously designed a cable railing system in the Keuka Style for both the stairs and the balcony. The curved Keuka Style cable railings add a nautical touch that seamlessly complements the teak and holly wall paneling. Also, we fabricated stainless steel handrails that adhere to ADA compliance standards.

Every Keuka Studios design project is custom-built for your home or business. To learn more about how each cable railing project moves from vision to reality, take a look at our custom railing design process. We take pride in building craftsman-quality and commercial-grade cable railings for indoor and outdoor applications. In addition to cable railing systems, we also design, build and ship modern staircases.

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