Glazing for Schools

Determining the right glass solution for your K-12 or higher education project
Sponsored by Guardian Glass
Presented by Alan Kinder
Webinar On-Demand
1 AIA LU/HSW; 1 IDCEC CEU/HSW; 1 GBCI CE Hour; 0.1 ICC CEU; 0.1 IACET CEU*; 1 AIBD P-CE; AAA 1 Structured Learning Hour; This course can be self-reported to the AANB, as per their CE Guidelines; AAPEI 1 Structured Learning Hour; This course can be self-reported to the AIBC, as per their CE Guidelines.; MAA 1 Structured Learning Hour; This course can be self-reported to the NLAA.; This course can be self-reported to the NSAA; NWTAA 1 Structured Learning Hour; OAA 1 Learning Hour; SAA 1 Hour of Core Learning

Learning Objectives:

  1. Discuss the glass attributes that add value to education facilities, including low-E glass selection for optimal performance and comfort.
  2. Identify cost saving measures in the glass supply chain.
  3. Specify a glazing unit to meet the specific needs to enhance the well-being of students, teachers and staff through access to daylight.
  4. Know the fabricated glass types and how they meet project goals for safety, acoustics and aesthetics.

This course is part of the Glass in Architecture Academy

Schools have unique design needs. In this CEU, you’ll learn the value that glass can bring to educational facilities, and how to specify a glazing unit specific to its needs—enhancing functionality, user experience and energy efficiency.

Glazing for Schools

Photo courtesy of Peter Molick Photography


Alan Kinder is the Regional Architectural Manager covering the East Coast for Guardian Glass. In his current position he leads a team of Architectural Design Managers that work directly with design professionals to assist with project review and provide guidance on glass and glazing selections for large commercial project work to ensure building envelope enclosures meet all aesthetic and performance requirements. He has worked with Guardian Glass for 9 years and has also served as Territory Sales Manager and Architectural Design Manager during his tenure. He is a graduate of Clemson University with a degree in Industrial Management and currently lives in Charlotte, NC

Guardian Glass Guardian Glass, a major business unit of Guardian Industries, is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of float,coated, and fabricated glass products, offering a range of low-emissivity and interior glass options to meet performance and design requirements.


Originally published in May 2021