LOCATION: Rome, GA
BUILDER/REMODELER: R.J. Griffin & Company
PROJECT TYPE: Preparatory School
PRODUCT SERIES: Wood-Ultrex
PRODUCT TYPES: Double Hung
Darlington School was established in 1905. The college preparatory school is located in Rome, GA outside of Atlanta.The private day/boarding school educates 950 students from 25 states and 30 countries in pre-kindergarten through 12th grade. In 2005, Darlington School celebrated its centennial celebration and kicked-off its Second Century Campaign focused on positioning the venerable learning institution for another 100 years of education.
Part of this effort includes expanding and updating the Darlington’s School’s facilities and buildings. This is a difficult task, as with any school, due to the limited time between school years and the mandate that school activities experience minimal disruption. Integrity’s consistent 10 calendar day delivery allowed for certain phases of Darlington’s project to be completed in a compressed timeline that no other window manufacturer could meet.
Darlington also wanted the project to reduce its impact on the environment as a whole, and particularly on its stunning 400+ acre campus. The new Middle School is being constructed using USGBC LEED certification principles, while many older systems and components throughout the entire campus are being upgraded through the use of newer technologies and building practices. Integrity windows durable Ultrex® construction, ENERG YSTAR ® qualified performance, strong NFRC and WDMA ratings, and sound manufacturing practices made the selection of Integrity a logical choice for Darlington’s green inspired project.
Finally, preserving the beauty and architectural integrity of the 100 year old school’s buildings was a paramount concern. The marvelous brick buildings and classic double hung windows capture and exuded the tradition and heritage of this fine institution, and the windows being used for the project needed to possess the appropriate fit and finish. Integrity’s wood interiors, neatly mitered corners, sloped sills, clean and balance sight lines, simulated divided lites and elegant radius profiles delivered on this requirement flawlessly.