Portland's Grant High School
When a building is designed as beautifully as Portland's Grant High School, it's worth keeping. The Portland Public School system elected to save this original 1923 building, incorporating it into their overall modernization plan for the campus. The school's beautiful windows needed a modern day solution that preserved the original character of the stately high school façade.
Mahlum Architects rebuilt interior learning spaces with a focus on indoor environmental quality, sustainability, and historic preservation. WINCO's 1450S Hung Replica Awning Windows were selected. These huge windows look like the original historic hung windows, but act and perform like projected windows. Safer than the old hung windows, the awning design allows for more airflow and the durable, lightweight aluminum makes for easier operation. Projected windows outperform hung windows when it comes to performance and Durability.
In keeping with the original sightlines, the windows were installed with a 70 percent Kynar bone white finish and applied grids. Laminated glass was used to provide added security, as well as improved acoustics.
Culver Glass Company
Gantt Miller IV & Brittnee Bauman
Photos courtesy of
Portland Public Schools