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Major Industries Inc.: Ingraham High School


Ingraham High School in Seattle, Washington was recently given an overhaul that included a dozen new classrooms and an open, tiered space for the school’s technical programs. An open courtyard space was created to help tie together the multiple floor levels and provide an area for both socializing and casual learning activities. To help bring light to the area, translucent panel skylights were utilized, allowing for controlled natural light to fill the space without the distracting glare or uncomfortable hot-spots that could occur with clear glazing materials. Beyond the light control capabilities of translucent panel systems, they’re also a good choice for renovation projects because of their light weight, requiring significantly less structural support than a comparable glass skylight system.

The Ingraham School Project, designed by Integrus Architecture, is clearly a beautiful design - but it's an award-winning one as well, including the 2013 AIA/CAE Educational Facility Design Award, the 2012 AIA Washington Civic Design Awards – Citation Award, and the 2012 IIDA - INawards / Design IN Public - Winner in Class.

About Major Industries Inc.

Major Industries, Inc. manufactures energy-saving daylighting systems for any design and budget. We offer custom skylight design options and a full range of glazing choices – from Guardian 275® translucent FRP panels to polycarbonate multi-wall, acrylic and glass. We also manufacture thermally efficient translucent curtainwall systems that are a perfect match for both new and retrofit applications. Our goal is to provide building owners with a daylighting system that best fits the building’s function. Whether you’re designing a work area that requires translucent panels for glare-free light, or an entryway that demands striking views of the sky, Major can create a solution that’s right for you.

Equally important is the economic cost associated with a poorly designed daylighting system. Major Industries has a staff of experts to answer your daylighting questions before costly design errors are made. All of our skylight and translucent curtainwall systems are structurally proven, meet applicable building codes to ensure owner satisfaction, and are backed by industry-best warranties.

Major Industries’ skylights and translucent curtainwall systems provide beautiful natural light, easy installation, energy efficiency, and affordability. Visit our web site for a wealth of technical information and the opportunity to view over 300 project photos from around the world. Our daylighting experts can be reached by e-mail: or by calling toll free (888) 759-2678 in North America.

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