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Pella® Architect Series® – Contemporary Hinged Patio Door


Couple sleek, modern sightlines with stylish contemporary hardware and finishes in Architect Series - Contemporary in-swing or out-swing hinged patio doors. Choose from single- or double-panel doors to complement your desired look. Optional grilles with a square profile help provide a contemporary look. Best of all, these doors are available with triple-pane glass to give you the expansive glass panels you want without compromising on energy efficiency.

Architect Series - Contemporary Hinged Patio Door Features

Why Wood?

  • Best limited lifetime warranty for wood patio doors47
  • Natural beauty and warmth
  • Low-maintenance exterior aluminum cladding
  • Exclusive wood protection
  • Our most customizable material

Performance Enhancements

  • Choose from Douglas Fir, Mahogany and Pine wood
  • Custom exterior colors available
  • Square, contemporary grille profiles
  • Exclusive premium Baldwin® hardware options
  • Multipoint lock for added security

Pella Architect Series

Bring your vision to life with thoughtfully designed Pella Architect Series wood patio doors featuring detailed craftsmanship and nearly endless possibilities. Available in both traditional and contemporary styles to complement your home.

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Pella Architect Series

Designed for durability and featuring exclusive wood protection, Architect Series hinged patio doors provide long-lasting beauty and performance. Pella’s exclusive EnduraGuard® wood protection is applied after the pieces have been cut and milled, but prior to final assembly, providing advanced protection against the elements. Our intentional jamb/sill design helps reduce the potential to absorb moisture and our three-way corner joint adds strength.


Made With Care

We take pride in the little details and strive for perfection. Pella wood craftsmen who average over 14 years' experience tailor-make these windows and doors for you and your home.

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Architect Series - Contemporary Hinged Patio Door Specs & Install Details

  • Durable and distinguished details with nearly endless possibilities
  • Single in-swing and out-swing hinged patio doors are available in sizes up to 48” x 119-1/2” in 1/8” increments
  • Double in-swing and out-swing hinged patio doors are available in sizes up to 96” x 119-1/2” in 1/8” increments
  • In-swing patio doors meet performance class and grade LC40-LC55 and STC 31-32
  • Out-swing patio doors meet performance class and grade LC40-LC70 and STC 30-36
  • Installation options include Fold-out Fin, Block Frame, EnduraClad Exterior Trim / Brickmould
  • EnduraGuard® wood protection formula helps ensure strong protection on every exterior wood surface of our products against the effects of moisture, decay and stains from mold and mildew
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Choosing Your Patio Door

Wood Types

Architect Series products offer five exquisite interior wood types to enhance your home’s design. Learn more about wood types.

And, we stand behind them with a limited lifetime warranty. See written Limited Warranty for details, including exceptions and limitations.


For Pros

Pella's EnduraGuard® wood protection formula has three active ingredients. This powerful combination, together with our immersion-treatment method, helps ensure strong protection on every exterior wood surface of our products. The result is advanced protection against the effects of moisture, decay and stains from mold and mildew.
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Interior Finishes

Pella wood products can arrive with factory-prefinished interiors in your choice of nine beautiful stain colors or four paint colors. Primed ready-to-paint interiors are also available.2


Exterior Finishes

Our low-maintenance, aluminum-clad exteriors with EnduraClad® resist chalking and fading and are available in a wide variety of colors and custom options to meet your design needs. Take durability further with EnduraClad Plus protective finish, which meets the industry’s highest exterior coating standard to defend against chalking and fading.57


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Aluminum-Clad Wood

Aluminum-clad wood products are available with durable, weather-resistant, low-maintenance coatings – choose EnduraClad® protective finishes or 70% fluoropolymer resin-based EnduraClad Plus finishes.

  • Durable, low-maintenance EnduraClad aluminum cladding with EnduraClad protective finish for most projects where resistance to fading, chalking, chemicals and abrasion is needed. Meets the performance requirements of AAMA 2603.
  • Seacoast EnduraClad protective finish for coastal projects with high salt exposure.
  • 70% fluoropolymer resin-based EnduraClad Plus protective finish for select projects, where a high degree of resistance to fading, chalking, chemicals and corrosion is needed – and only full-strength 70% fluoropolymer resin finishes can deliver. Meets the performance requirements of AAMA 2605.
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Styling Your Patio Door


Add personality to your door with our beautiful hardware collections – created with the sophistication you would expect from Pella and Baldwin Reserve™ Hardware. Choose from our Classic, Modern and Rustic Collections, all with SmartKey Re-Key Technology, or the Pella Essential Collection for a seamless look.

Spiere - Satin Nickel (Upgraded finish)

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Adjustable Hinges
Adjustable hinges allow for horizontal and vertical adjustment after the door has been permanently installed, ensuring smooth operation over time. Three hinges on doors with a frame height of 7' 0" or less, four hinges on doors over 7' 0" frame height up to and including 8' 0" frame height, and five hinges on doors over 8' 3" frame height up to and including 9' 0" frame height.

Multipoint Lock
The mortised and keyed multipoint locking system secures the door at multiple points for added security. Five locking points on doors over 8' 0". Three locking points on all other doors.

User-Friendly Flushbolt Locking System
Pulling up on the passive door handle locks the flushbolt at the top and bottom. Pulling up on the active door handle engages the multipoint lock at the top, middle and bottom of the panel. No reaching or bending required.

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Adjustable Hinges

3-point Multipoint Lock

3-point Multipoint Lock

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Flushbolt Locking System

Grille Patterns

Grilles give the appearance of individual windowpanes. Pella offers many grille patterns to help enhance your home’s architectural style. Learn more about grille patterns.


Grille Profiles

For the classic look of individual windowpanes, choose grilles-between-the-glass and Integral Light Technology Grilles.

5/8" Square Integral Light Technology

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Grille Profiles

Two grille types are available on Architect Series - Contemporary products.

Integral Light Technology® Grilles come in a square profile matching contemporary products; adhered to the exterior and interior face.

  • Between-the-glass nonglare spacers, which are aligned with the interior and exterior grilles, replicate the appearance of true divided lights.

Grilles-between-the-glass are permanent aluminum grilles that are factory installed between the panes of glass to provide easy cleaning.

  • Grilles are 3/4" wide.
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Integral Light Technology® Grilles

architect series grilles between the glass cross section


Patio Door Enhancements

Integrated Security Sensors

Stay connected to your doors.

Preserve beauty, add comfort and enhance home security with innovative Pella Insynctive® technology.

Built-in beauty. Optional integrated sensors with time-tested wireless technology are built in and tucked away, out of sight, to preserve the beauty of Pella doors.

Protect what matters most. Monitor doors while at home or away with the Pella Insynctive App.40

Maintain warranty. Sensors are installed during manufacturing and require no additional drilling. Learn more about Insynctive.

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Flat Screens

Pella's high-transparency screens are made of a finer screen fabric than conventional screens for a clear view that allows more air and natural light to flow into your home. And, they're practically invisible from the street so they enhance your home's curb appeal. Learn more about screens.

  • Pella's InView™ screens let in 14% more light and are 8% more open for improved airflow compared to conventional fiberglass screens.5

fiberglass inview screen

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Hinged Screen Doors

  • Full screens with a high-transparency screen fabric are optional.
  • Hinged aluminum screen doors open outward.
  • Screen finish matches exterior aluminum-cladding color.
  • Screens are not available for out-swing hinged doors.

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Pella products are backed by some of the strongest warranties in the business.

Learn more about Pella warranties