Glass lights up Connecticut middle school

November 28, 2006

“It’s a very transparent, democratic and liberal space highly integrated with the environment.” — Eran Chen, design principal, Perkins Eastman

The basics: Glass was used extensively throughout the 200,000-square-foot Roger Ludlowe Middle School in Fairfield, Conn., to enhance natural lighting and connect the complex to the outside world. $38 million, completed September 2003.
The players: Architect, Perkins Eastman, New York City; general contractor, Turner Construction Co., New York City; curtain wall supplier, Vistawall Architectural Products, Terrell, Texas; window supplier, Moduline Window Systems, Terrell; glass supplier, PPG Industries, Pittsburgh; contract glazier and glass fabricator, Cherry Hill Glass Co., Branford, Conn.
The glass and systems: 30,000-square-foot CW250 curtain wall system and at least 60 operable ZeroSighline Moduline windows, all with 1-inch low-emissivity insulating vision glass.
Interior, operable, floor-to-ceiling wood louvers.

See the December issue of Glass Magazine for more information about Roger Ludlowe Middle School