Guardian Glass honours customers

More than 40 projects recognized at the annual Guardian Glass Commercial Project Awards

FCCL . RATIO Architects

Guardian Glass honoured the glaziers and fabricators of seven commercial projects at its annual Commercial Project Awards event April 15. More than 40 projects were nominated for works completed in 2020.

“Guardian Glass is privileged to recognize incredible glass designs in architecture from our glazier and fabricator partners,” said Rick Zoulek, Vice President, Guardian Glass, Americas. “These impressive façades showcase why glass is a preferred building material in commercial construction.

“We thank the glaziers and fabricators for their commitment to excellence and ongoing partnership,” he continued. “Congratulations to all the nominees for their hard work and dedication to our Guardian SunGuard® coated glass program. We look forward to working together on exciting new projects as architects continue to innovate and execute with glass.”

This year, the 2021 projects and the glass professionals who brought them to life were celebrated virtually. The nominated and winning projects spanned a wide variety of architectural segments and locations across North America.

Small (less than 10,000 square feet of glazing)
Museum of the American Arts & Crafts Movement

St. Petersburg, Florida
Glazier: MG McGrath
Fabricator: Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope®, Cristacurva
Architect: Alfonso Architects
Product: Guardian SunGuard® SNX 51/23 coating on UltraClear® glass
Photo Credit: Brennan Photo + Video

Medium (10,000-49,999 square feet of glazing)
Colorado State University Chemistry Research Building
Fort Collins, Colorado
Glazier: Glass Masters
Fabricator: Manko Window Systems Inc. – Colorado
Architect: Hord Coplan Macht
Products: Guardian SunGuard® SuperNeutral® 54 coating on CrystalGray® glass and SunGuard® SuperNeutral® 68 coating on CrystalGray® glass
Photo Credit: Cooperthwaite Productions

Forsyth County Library
Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Glazier: Pfaff’s, Inc.
Fabricator: PRESS GLASS, Inc.
Architect: RATIO Architects
Products: Guardian SunGuard® SNX 62/27 coating on clear glass and Guardian SunGuard® SNX 51/23 coating on clear glass
Photo Credit: photographie: fourseven©

Large (50,000-99,999 square feet of glazing)
The Warner Building
Grand Rapids, Michigan
Glazier: Precision Wall Systems, Inc
Fabricator: Glass + Metal Craft
Architect: Ghafari Associates (previously known as Concept Design)
Products: Guardian SunGuard® SuperNeutral® 54 coating on CrystalGray® glass and SunGuard® SuperNeutral® 68 coating on clear glass
Photo Credit: ThumbCoast Aerial

milieu Apartments
Chicago, Illinois
Glazier: CK2
Fabricator: Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope®
Architect: FitzGerald Associates Architects
Product: Guardian SunGuard® SuperNeutral® 68 coating on CrystalGray® glass
Photo Credit: FitzGerald Associates Architects

Hyatt Place Grand Rapids
Grand Rapids, Michigan
Glazier: Glass Design
Fabricator: Glass + Metal Craft
Architect: Ghafari Associates (previously known as Concept Design)
Products: Guardian SunGuard® SuperNeutral® 54 coating on CrystalBlue® glass and SunGuard® SuperNeutral® 68 coating on clear glass
Photo Credit: ThumbCoast Aerial

Extra Large (100,000-199,999 square feet of glazing)
Hanover BLVD Place
Houston, Texas
Glazier: Ranger Specialized Glass
Fabricator: Cristacurva
Architect: Solomon Cordwell Buenz
Products: Guardian SunGuard® SNX 51/23 coating on clear glass and Guardian SunGuard® SNR 43 coating on clear glass
Photo Credit: Photography by Peter Molick

Monumental (greater than 200,000 square feet of glazing)
Third and Lenora
Seattle, Washington
Glazier: Harmon
Fabricator: Garibaldi Glass
Architect: Perkins&Will
Product: Guardian SunGuard® SuperNeutral® 68 on clear glass
Photo Credit: Clarity Northwest Photography