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Glass Pool House

CompanyWorkshop For Architecture
Lead DesignersJohn Lee
Design TeamSillman Associates, Buro Happold Inc, Simpson Gumpertz & Heger, The Lrc Group, Starr Whitehouse Landscape Architects, Melanie Fruendlich Lighting
Project LocationMillerton, New York, USA
CreditsPhotos: Scott Frances
Prize(s)Bronze in Architecture Categories / Other Architectural Designs
Entry Description

The Glass Pool House is a renovation/expansion of a pool house located on a private compound in upstate New York. Despite its indoor nature, the pool area connects with the exterior visually through 16' high glass walls and directly through motorized sliding glass doors that open to an expansive terrace. All the strategies for the architecture and engineering were based on creating a calming space while addressing the complexities of this pool's climatic needs.


Workshop for Architecture is a design-build practice based in New York City. Specializing in private projects ranging from residential to commercial project, WFORA addresses the needs of the client while advancing their interest in modern design, efficient construction management and passive house design.

Other Awards and Prizes

2008 AIA Awards, NYC