Window details play a large part in determining the character and aesthetics of building design. When the look of an historic building is desired, the designer must pay attention to lite size, aspect ratio, lite patterns, casing, sill detail, and muntin selection of the window. This course explains and illustrates the details of historic windows to help designers specify for and achieve a traditional design.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe historical buildings, their windows, and the detail surrounding them.
  • Identify key features and common characteristics of these windows, especially double hung windows.
  • Describe exterior details to consider for an historic window look.
  • Define examples of exemplary historic window designs from around the country.