Riverside Secondary School Renovations

Built in 1964, Riverside Secondary School was due for a complete window replacement. Due to failing energy scores, the 198,000 sf school required new high-performance glazing systems to address the multiple sun exposures it was experiencing throughout the day. The school’s long wings and courtyard layout creates beautiful opportunities where natural light enters the learning spaces and corridors. However, these areas were witnessing high solar heat gains and making spaces in the shoulder seasons completely unbearable.

JPTA designed, detailed and provided field administration services for the installation of nearly 90% of the school’s total glass surface. This included the replacement of aluminum exterior doors, curtainwall systems and operable units. Fritted glass was used at high-exposure areas. The work required the removal and installation of new masonry lintels to support brick and precast concrete panels at spandrel, base and head conditions.

On the interior, new millwork was designed and detailed to accommodate radiant heat systems where these systems were found below windows.

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