Designed by Cordogan, Clark & Associates, Hinsdale Middle School serves as a collaborative, dynamic learning space for its approximate 800 students. Combining historic materials like brick and stone with abundant glazing, its design fosters creativity and engagement throughout the school. Key to the success of this outcome is a three-story sky-lit atrium that illuminates and connects core common areas. To maximize the generous natural light admitted through this central atrium, an expansive fire-rated glass and framing system lines the third-floor hallway. The cutting-edge glazing system features Technical Glass Products’ Fireframes® Aluminum Series fire-rated frames and Pilkington Pyrostop® transparent wall panels. The sleek system separates the hallway from the main atrium, meeting stringent building codes for safe egress and smoke control while enabling light and views. A second fire-rated glazing system overlooks the school’s gymnasium, allowing students and staff to observe and connect with the activity below.
Hinsdale Middle School
Cordogan Clark & Associates