Erwin Child and Family Center / Corning, NY
Opening up a world of natural light

The Erwin Child and Family Center is a home away from home to several hundred children of Corning Glass Company employees. The daycare center, a large one-story brick and stucco building, was designed to be an open, well-lit, child-friendly space. Marvin windows and doors were used to achieve maximum daylight within and obtain a consistent look throughout. 

The Erwin Child and Family Center

An open, well-lit child-friendly space

Marvin's French doors help maximize daylight while meeting code and cost requirements.

Project Highlights

  • Heavy-duty French doors feature Marvin's optional smooth-operating, ball-bearing hinges, panic hardware and ADA sill. Extruded aluminum clad exteriors meet AAMA 2605-02 requirements.
  • When scheduling became a challenge, Frank Marvin, Vice Chairman of Marvin Windows and Doors, stepped in to keep the project on schedule. "It’s that kind of personal touch that can make or break a project,” says Marvin Commercial Sales Representative Rick Baker. "It surprises people how often a Marvin family member gets involved with individual projects.”
  • "What made this project work was Marvin's ability to provide everything we needed, including customized prep of doors for specialized hardware. Instead of going one place for doors and one for windows, we got all of our products from Marvin, ensuring profiles and divided lites matched up,” noted Bob DiPaola, Vice President of Construction Management for Welliver, McGuire Construction.

Building Type
Daycare center

Units and Applications
Commercial French doors
Clad Double Hung windows with tempered glass and extruded aluminum clad exteriors
Interior Simulated Divided Lites (SDL) and Exterior Authentic Divided Lites (ADL)

D.W. Arthur Associate Architects

Welliver, McGuire Construction

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