Coddington Hall

Quincy, Massachusetts, USA

Coddington Hall, which opened as Coddington School in 1908, is a three-story building enlisted on the National Register of Historic Places. The historical construction was completely renovated, and its exterior was restored to its original condition using Kawneer’s solutions. The building now houses the school administration offices and the city’s planning and information technology departments. City records say the building was named in honor of William Coddington, Quincy’s earliest benefactor.

Preserving the architectural value of resilient buildings is central to Kawneer’s retrofit pursuit. The renovation of Coddington Hall in Quincy, Massachusetts, was completed using Kawneer’s OptiQ® AA®5450 Series Windows. A complementary design aesthetic combined with the need for increased energy savings resulted in the historical educational facility being restored to its former glory with enhanced thermal performance and functionality.  

The performance of the OptiQ® AA®5450 Series Windows preserved the architectural integrity of Coddington Hall, bringing the historic building into a new era. With ultra-thermal performance, hurricane resistance and a variety of configurations, our OptiQ® AA®5450 Series Windows are the future-forward choice for retrofit and adaptive reuse projects. 

Most commercial renovations focus on sustainable design measures like improving the building envelope or active design measures that improve the efficiency of lighting, heating, ventilation and air flow. Kawneer’s high-performing windows provide enhanced thermal protection and operability while maintaining a building’s historic appearance with minimal maintenance.  

ARCHITECT: Wessling Architects, Quincy, MA
GLAZING CONTRACTOR/WINDOW INSTALLLER: North East Energy Control Systems, Canton, MA
GENERAL CONTRACTOR: Nauset Construction, Needham, MA

Photography: ©Bob Perzel