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Coop High School

This is a high school in downtown New Haven. Retained by Pelli Clarke Pelli to coordinate and prepare the construction documents for the exterior façade and roof of this large building.  Building a 150,000 square foot institutional campus in an inner city such as New Haven poses many issues, traffic and safety being one of the two major considerations.  This was a brand new school in New Haven serving ninth grade to twelfth grade students and focusing on arts and humanities.  Design maximized latest technologies to enhance overall flexibility functionality and efficiency. Sustainable materials and systems including an ice storage cooling system that utilizes off-peak power to create stored ice which in turn cools the building during the heat of the day are present at co-op. The glass façade extensively uses a low E insulated glass coated with the ceramic frit that creates an abstract pattern