Samuel J. Green opened as a charter school serving grades K-8 just a week before Hurricane Katrina hit in August 2005. Located in uptown New Orleans, the school had some flooding, but was spared the major damage that the Category 5 major hurricane left in other areas. While the school did reopen in January 2006, it had its own obstacles to overcome.
The challenge was to recreate the original wood profiles and enhance the structure with very efficient hurricane glass. In collaboration with Verges Rome architects and Southern Walls glazing contractor, Winco Window Company replicated the exact profiles from the original building by creating custom perimeter profiles and installing the Winco 4500S Double Hung windows.
New Orleans, LA