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Guardian Glass honours customers with project awards

More than 40 projects recognized at Guardian Glass Commercial Project Awards

Guardian Glass North America honoured the glaziers and fabricators of seven commercial projects at its 6th annual Commercial Project Awards event March 6 in Las Vegas. More than 40 recently completed projects were nominated.

“Guardian Glass glazier and fabricator partners have delivered an amazing variety of commercial projects featuring Guardian SunGuard® high-performance glazing over the years,” said Rick Zoulek, Executive Vice President, Guardian Glass. “It’s our pleasure to highlight their hard work, which is critical in bringing the architect’s glass vision to reality. We’re grateful to partner with glaziers and fabricators on all the projects we’ve worked on in the last year, and to put the spotlight on this year’s Commercial Project Award winners. We’re excited about and committed to the collaboration that will deliver the next round of innovative, new projects.”

The nominees were grouped based on location, and the six winners were selected by judges who represent the glass industry as leaders of trade publications, conferences and associations:

Katy Devlin, Content Director, Editor in Chief, National Glass Association
Patrick Flannery, Editor, Annex Business Media’s Light Construction Group (Glass Canada, Fenestration Review and Canadian Rental Service); Producer, Top Glass Conference and Glass Talk Podcast
Andrew Haring, Vice President of Business Development, National Glass Association
Ellen Rogers, Editorial/Content Director, USGlass and Architects’ Guide to Glass & Metal

Guardian Glass thanks the judges for again lending their expertise to the awards process and for their tireless work as advocates for the glass industry.

The judges selected the following projects to be honoured as this year’s Guardian Glass Commercial Project Award Winners:

WESTERN U.S.

Synapse
Location
: Culver City, CA
Size: Medium (10–49,999 square feet)
Product(s): SNX 62/27 on clear
Architect: Abramson Architects
Glazier: Hale Glass, Inc.
Fabricator: Glasswerks
The judges were drawn to the visual interest and detail of Synapse.

MIDWESTERN U.S.

Grand Valley State University Pew Library
Location: Allendale, MI
Size: Large (50–99,999 square feet)
Product(s): SN 68 on clear
Architect: Fishbeck
Glazier: Vos Glass LLC
Fabricator: Thompson I.G.

One of the judges commented the Grand Valley State University Pew Library “… demonstrates the amazing ability of glass to provide connection. No other building material occupants to foster such a powerful, valuable and necessary connection with the outdoor environment, all while allowing passersby to view and connect with the activities inside the space, where learning, innovation and growth are all on display.”

Photos: James Haefner

NORTHEASTERN U.S.

Amaris at The Wharf
Location
: Washington, D.C.
Size: Large (50–99,999 square feet)
Product(s): SNR 43 and SNX 62/27 on clear
Architect: Rafael Viñoly Architects
Glazier: TSI Exterior Wall Systems
Fabricator: Press Glass

According to one of the judges, “The sweeping curtain wall of Amaris at the Wharf highlights what glass can do to create such stunning architectural effects on a building. Not only does the glass offer a sleek building material for the twisting façade, the material’s transparency allows you to see the incredible structure of the building inside.”

 

SOUTHEASTERN U.S.

Hotel ELEO at the University of Florida
Location
: Gainesville, FL
Size: Large (50–99,999 square feet)
Product(s): SNX 51/23 on clear
Architect: Alfonso Architects
Glazier: West Tampa Glass Company
Fabricator: Tristar Glass

The serpentine glass façade on Hotel ELEO at the University of Florida was a standout for the judges.

Photos: Kevin Ruck Photography

MEXICO

Hospital Ángeles Querétaro
Location
: Santiago de Querétaro, Mexico
Size: Large (50–99,999 square feet)
Product(s): AG 43 on clear
Architect: Balcazar Arquitectos
Glazier: Grupo Tecnovidrio
Fabricator: Grupo Tecnovidrio

“The glass makes the Hospital Angeles Queretaro shimmer like a diamond,” said one of the judges.

CANADA

BCIT Health Sciences Centre
Location
: Burnaby, BC
Size: Medium (10–49,999 square feet)
Product(s): SNR 43 and SN 68 on clear
Architect: Stantec
Glazier: Dekor Glass Ltd.
Fabricator: Garibaldi Glass

One judge commented about BCIT Health Sciences Centre: “The WELL building certification demonstrates what’s possible with next-level thermal and energy performance. And glass helps bring the design to life with the beautiful decorative pattern that extends across the impressive all-glass lobby façade.”

Photo: Originelle Designs Photography

PEOPLE’S CHOICE

Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at UNLV
Location
: Las Vegas, NV
Size: Medium (10–49,999 square feet)
Product(s): SNX 62/27 coating on clear
Architect: TSK Architects
Glazier: Walters & Wolf
Fabricator: Glassfab

Large expanses of curtain wall provide powerful insulation against the sizzling Vegas sun in a region dominated by more solid, opaque architecture. SunGuard SNX 62/27 on clear glass helps make it happen, with a low reflectivity that shows off innovative interiors.

Photo: © Tom Bonner 2022

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