20 Washington Road
owner / developer

Princeton University


KPMB Architects


Princeton, NJ


Bidding/Performance Mock-up/Construction Administration and Observation

system / type

Historic Preservation/Adaptive Use/Curtain Wall


Originally constructed in 1928 to house Princeton’s Frick Chemistry Laboratory, this Collegiate Gothic structure has been re-imagined as the home for the University’s Economics and International Studies programs. The scope of work includes the replacement of existing windows with new heritage steel windows as well as new additions of modern glass curtain wall penthouse and courtyard glass atrium infills that will create common spaces and lecture facilities.

SURFACE DESIGN was engaged by the University to assist in the procurement, performance mock-up and installation of the new curtain wall facade system. We are currently performing observation services for the heritage window, curtain wall and roofing systems installations.