Open spaces, collaborative conferences and “Schneider Green” is what beckons the wondering eye as you enter their new “Boston One” headquarters in Andover, MA. With frameless art glazing surrounding sightless entrances… it’s an impressive space throughout. Work also included copious amounts of back-painted glazing in green and white for decorative and marking purposes as needed. The fit-out is suited perfectly for the new shell addition/renovation completed at the 800 Federal Street site months prior.
The new Library & Learning Commons at Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) in Manchester, NH now serves as the centerpiece of their main Hooksett/Manchester campus. This stunning project features many interesting components including towering curtain walls with offsetting horizontal mullions and pronounced face covers. The project also has some very unique sunshades & grilles which are comprised of a special “IPE” hardwood set between aluminum outriggers.
800 Federal Street, now the home to Schneider Electric (tenant) was a design/build addition/renovation project in Andover, MA. The general scope updated an existing 2 story brick structure and added a new 2 story ACM/Glass expansion to provide the incoming tenant with enough square footage to house all of their local operations. GGA provided the complete skin at the new expansion addition which was comprised of curtain walls, storefront ribbon windows and ACM wall panels. See project “Schneider Electric” for photos of the interior fit-out.
This project was a showcase piece designed by KMW at the St. Paul’s School campus in Concord, NH that featured ultra high-performance curtain walls and windows as well as custom aluminum spandrel panels, stainless steel clad all-glass balanced entrances and a custom ultra high-performance glazed aluminum skylight greenhouse structure. One of the unique challenges on this job was that the new math and science building was constructed around the old one, while it was occupied. The old structure stood in the courtyard of the new building until completion leaving the construction team with less than 10′ of space to work with in some cases.