860.548.0802 Connecticut  |  401.596.7555 Rhode Island

860.548.0802 Connecticut  |  401.596.7555 Rhode Island

New R&D Center for Premier Glass Manufacturer

Emhart Glass

Windsor, Connecticut

Advanced Tech/R&D

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In order to maintain its presence as a world leader in glass container production technology, Emhart was faced with a time-critical decision: outsource its glass furnace pilot line or construct one of its own in the United States. Continuing a decade-long relationship with Tecton throughout various reorganizations and relocations, Emhart retained Tecton as master planner, concept and interior design consultant. Tecton provided fast-tracked site selection assistance, planning and programming services and facilitated Emhart’s decision to consolidate all research and development departments into a single, US-based facility.


Emhart’s upscale sales, marketing and R&D center promotes daily departmental interaction through an open layout that reduces barriers between office and R&D personnel.  The efficient, technologically advanced facility also promotes Emhart’s reputation as a premier international manufacturer of glass bottle production equipment.



  • Two story lobby with monumental stair sided in glass allows unobstructed views.
  • Glass image panels display Emhart's history and brand.
  • Illuminated, decorative niches showcase products.
  • Decorative column and canopy structure provides an intimate seating area and complements the openness of the lobby.
  • Glass partitions and an open ceiling enhance the sense of open space.