Pella Products Complete Yale Architecture Project

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Project Scope

  • Type: Home/Residence
  • Industry: Trade
  • Location: New Haven, CT
  • Age of Structure: New
  • Area of Structure Involved: Entire Home
  • Window Materials Used: Wood

Exterior view of Columbus House with contemporary wood doors and windows

Exterior view of contemporary wood window with black finish

Interior view of contemporary wood window

When we were given the opportunity to work with the 50th Jim Vlock First Year Building Project, we jumped at the chance. First year students of Yale School of Architecture partnered with Columbus House, a New Haven-based homeless services provider. 

The challenge was to design a 1,000-square-foot house of two separate dwellings, to be located on a lot in New Haven's Upper Hill neighborhood. The design needed to be cost effective, flexible, and be able to be completed quickly.

Throughout the year, students worked individually until one design was chosen, then the entire class worked together to make it happen. This project exceed all expectations by not only helping people in need, but also being named one of the best buildings of 2017 by the Wall Street Journal. We donated Designer Series patio doors, Architect Series® Contemporary wood windows, and Architect Series® entry doors to help give this project a modern, luxury appearance.

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Products Used In This Project

  • Casement Windows
  • Wood Entry Doors
Timothy Baxter

About The Author

Tim Baxter joined Pella Windows and Doors in early 2013.  In that time he has led each of the sales organizations within the company and is currently the General Manager of the Trade and Commercial Divisions. Tim has nearly fifteen years of sales and operations management experience. He is currently a member of the Long Island Builders Institute and holds a Bachelor’s degree from Marist College in Poughkeepsie, NY.

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