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More than 50 projects recognized at Guardian Glass Commercial Project Awards

Auburn 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.

Clifford L. Allenby Building
Clifford L. Allenby Building

‘’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.‘’

Rick Zoulek

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:

  • Katy Devlin, Associate Publisher and Editor in Chief, Glass Magazine
  • Patrick Flannery, Editor, Annex Business Media’s Light Construction Group (Glass Canada, Fenestration Review, Canadian Contractor and Canadian Rental Service)
  • Andrew Haring, Vice President of Business Development, National Glass Association
  • Ellen Rogers, Editor, USGlass and Architects’ Guide to Glass & Metal

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.

Guardian Glass Commercial Project Award Winners

Western U.S.

Clifford L. Allenby Building
Clifford L. Allenby Building
Clifford L. Allenby Building

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. 

  • Location: Sacramento, CA
  • Size: Large (50–99,999 square feet)
  • Product(s): SNX 51/23 and SNR 43 on clear
  • Architect: ZGF Architects
  • Glazier: Walters & Wolf
  • Fabricator: Garibaldi Glass

Midwestern U.S.

Henry Ford Cancer Institute

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. 

  • Location: Detroit, MI
  • Size: Medium (10–49,999 square feet)
  • Product(s): SN 68 on clear
  • Architect: SmithGroup
  • Glazier: Contract Glaziers
  • Fabricator: Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope® - Montreal

Eastern U.S.

Springfield High School

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.  

  • Location: Springfield, PA
  • Size: Medium (10–49,999 square feet)
  • Product(s): SNX 62/27 and SN 54 on clear
  • Architect: SCHRADERGROUP
  • Glazier: Entrance Systems Inc. 
  • Fabricator: Trulite Glass & Aluminum Solutions

Southeastern U.S.

Long Bridge Aquatics & Fitness Center

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.

  • Location: Arlington, VA
  • Size: Medium (10–49,999 square feet)
  • Product(s): SNX 62/27 on clear with bird-friendly fritted glass
  • Architect: Page Southerland Page, Inc.
  • Glazier: Revolution Window Systems
  • Fabricator: PRESS GLASS, Inc.

Canada

Richardson Innovation Centre

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.  

  • Location: Winnipeg, MB
  • Size: Medium (10–49,999 square feet)
  • Product(s): SNX 62/27 on UltraClear®
  • Architect: Number 10 Architectural Group
  • Glazier: Glass 8 Inc.
  • Fabricator: Garibaldi Glass

Mexico

Lunaria

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. 

  • Location: Guadalajara, Mexico
  • Size: Small (≤10,000 square feet)
  • Product(s): Guardian ExtraClear® float glass 
  • Architect: ESTUDIO TOGA Grupo Arquitectos Toussaint y Orendáin S.C
  • Industrial Design: DIPRO INNOVATION DESIGN
  • Glazier: Euroasociados
  • Fabricator: Megaglass

Special Category Awards

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

  • Pasadena, California
  • Product: Guardian SunGuard® SuperNeutral® 68 on clear
  • Glazier: Walters & Wolf
  • Fabricator: Cristacurva
  • Architect: Gensler

Kraken Community Iceplex for use of Guardian’s newest coating, SunGuard® SNE 50/25

  • Seattle, Washington
  • Product: Guardian SunGuard® SNE 50/25
  • Glazier: Mission Glass
  • Fabricator: Hartung Glass
  • Architect: Generator Studio

Park + Ford Apartments received the most votes to take the People’s Choice crown

Alexandria, Virginia

  • Product: Guardian SunGuard® SuperNeutral® 68 on clear
  • Glazier: Advanced Window
  • Fabricator: Quest Window Systems, Inc.
  • Architect: Bonstra | Haresign ARCHITECTS