Harvard Business School’s Tata Hall, USA

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ASSA ABLOY provided a range of door-opening solutions as part of a sustainable state-of-the-art construction for Harvard Business School’s Tata Hall.


Harvard was challenged to design and construct a sustainable, technology-rich facility that would house roughly 180 bedrooms, two-tiered classrooms, living group rooms and informal gathering spaces, in its seven story facility. This facility needed to provide functional security for new executive program attendees each week while also contributing to its sustainability goals.


ASSA ABLOY collaborated with William Rawn and Associates (architect) and Harvard to identify the best solutions to meet the everyday sustainability needs and the access control required for various groups of students monthly. The arc-shaped, glass and brick building contains CECO sustainable openings with Sargent decorative hardware, Pemko thresholds and weatherstripping meeting its need for Sound Transmission Control (STC) on classrooms and large meeting rooms. Locks from Sargent on bedrooms are part of a complete door opening solution with Graham wood doors.

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