More than 50 projects recognized at Guardian Glass Commercial Project AwardsAuburn Hills, United States | March 28, 2022
Guardian Glass honored the glaziers and fabricators of six commercial projects at its 5th annual Commercial Project Awards event March 28. More than 50 recently completed projects were nominated.
‘’Glaziers and fabricators play an integral role in taking an architect’s glass vision to reality, so we are grateful for the opportunity to partner with them on these amazing projects.‘’
Executive Vice President, Guardian Glass Americas
“Guardian Glass is privileged to recognize these outstanding commercial projects from our glazier and fabricator partners,” said Rick Zoulek, Executive Vice President, Guardian Glass. “Glaziers and fabricators play an integral role in taking an architect’s glass vision to reality, so we are grateful for the opportunity to partner with them on these amazing projects.
“We look forward to continued collaboration in 2022. Our team is committed to delivering the product solutions that will deliver the next round of exciting new projects.”
Guardian adopted a new process for this year’s awards: The projects 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 lending their expertise to the awards process and for their work as enthusiastic advocates for the glass industry.
The judges selected the following projects to be honored as this year’s Guardian Glass Commercial Project Award Winners.
Designed with employee wellness top of mind, this state office building achieves ample daylighting with SunGuard® SNX 51/23 and SNR 43 on clear glass. Contrasting blue and neutral colors offer transparency and powerful energy performance. The building boasts of LEED® Platinum and net-zero energy status.
Light plays a vital role in healthcare spaces – and this innovative, healing environment is bathed in it. The glass is prominently featured as floor-to-ceiling windows use SunGuard® SN 68 on clear glass to provide that light, as well as unobstructed views and subtle reflectivity for privacy.
This new high school was designed to flex with changing times as it serves students in STEM, art, business and humanities. SunGuard® SNX 62/27 and SunGuard® SN 54 on clear glass elevate its versatility with natural light plus great energy savings. The open feel of the glassy entryway is echoed by large interior windows and views of a courtyard greenspace – for an airy effect that opens eyes to possibilities.
Nestled into its surrounding landscape with an interesting origami-like structure, this facility represents sustainability in action. SunGuard® SNX 62/27 on clear glass saved the day when the original specified glass failed to meet energy requirements. It harmonizes with metal elements on the dramatic façade and fills the interior with light. Due to the building’s proximity to a local bird sanctuary, a white frit pattern on the glass was selected to deter bird collisions.
Laminated units of SunGuard® SNX 62/27 on UltraClear® glass feature a gradient white frit that support the building’s efficiency while flooding it with natural light. In concert with a statement glass staircase, warm interior wood feature wall and striking limestone exterior, the glass curtainwall brings texture and visual interest.
People of all ages come here to be transported. State of the art projection systems create a vivid, immersive experience in this otherworldly dome. Guardian Extraclear® float glass achieves true, uniform color to express exacting hues.
Guardian also recognized two projects for their unique glass applications, and offered the public the chance to vote for a People’s Choice winner:
Alexandria Real Estate Headquarters for use of bent glass
Kraken Community Iceplex for use of Guardian’s newest coating, SunGuard® SNE 50/25
Park + Ford Apartments received the most votes to take the People’s Choice crown