The Mead School

  • Location: North Stamford, Connecticut
  • Architect: Crown Architecture and Consulting
  • Building Typologies: Education; Renovation
  • Year Constructed: 2016
  • Porcelain Cladding Used: 2,500 SF
  • Colors: XLight Concrete Black (Concrete Series)

Here’s a link to see more images and details about this renovation project to this school of creative learning once attended by Jim Henson’s children.

Here’s what the architect had to say about this project’s challenges, choosing exterior porcelain cladding, and working with our team:

“The Mead School, contemplating a major renovation and addition, engaged Crown Architecture to design a new building to be the face of their facility, which naturally had to make an architectural statement.

Mead School close up

Crown quickly realized the new contemporary structure did not blend well with the existing mid-century modern buildings. The solution was to mask the existing façade on the aging school. And for that, Crown turned to Porcelanosa Facades.

The product had to overcome a number of challenges. In addition to the aesthetic transition and need to function on both the existing and new buildings, the facade system had to seamlessly interact with an abutting vented rain screen where depth constraints posed difficult fenestration conditions.

The Porcelanosa team’s intricate knowledge of their products made the design process flawless. And their expertise and willingness to go above and beyond in field coordination allowed for an easy installation despite challenging existing conditions.”

Michael Santora and Matthew Lucciola
Crown Architecture and Consulting
New York, NY

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