More than 40 projects recognized at Guardian Glass Commercial Project AwardsAuburn Hills, United States | March 6, 2023
Guardian Glass North America honored 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.
‘’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.‘’
Executive Vice President, Guardian Glass Americas
“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:
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 honored as this year’s Guardian Glass Commercial Project Award Winners:
The judges were drawn to the visual interest and detail of Synapse.
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
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 facade, the material's transparency allows you to see the incredible structure of the building inside.”
The serpentine glass façade on Hotel ELEO at the University of Florida was a standout for the judges.
Photos: Kevin Ruck Photography
“The glass makes the Hospital Angeles Queretaro shimmer like a diamond,” said one of the judges.
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
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