Deerfield Academy Balustrades and Skylights / 2007

ArchitectSOM

Front was engaged by the facade contractor to provide design and engineering for the glass floor and balustrade assembly that forms a continuous light box along 3 stories of open circulation around an atrium.  Front designed a hardware-free system deploying new adhesive techniques, in addition to engineering and specifying all necessary materials. Assistance was provided to the contractor in order to procure the specialty glass products and remain within budget. Front also designed and engineered a very large insulated horizontal glass lens element including installation method engineering required given the unusual size and application.