Guardian Glass honors customers

Projects recognized at the annual Guardian Glass BEC Glazier Connection™ Dinner and Awards

Nashville, Tenn. – March 3, 2020 – Guardian Glass honored six outstanding projects at its annual awards dinner March 2, held in conjunction with the Building Envelope Contractors (BEC) Conference in Nashville, Tennessee.

“Last night was about recognizing projects that use Guardian SunGuard® coated glass and the glaziers and fabricators who helped bring those buildings to life,” said Rick Zoulek, Vice President, Guardian Glass, Americas. “These projects and their facade design 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. Congratulations to all the nominees for their hard work and dedication to our SunGuard® program. We look forward to working together in this new decade.”

The following winning projects received special recognition.

Small (less than 10,000 square feet of glazing)

The Union at Easton Park

Austin, Texas
Glazier: Floyd’s Glass
Fabricator: TriStar Glass
Architect: Gensler
Product: Guardian SunGuard® SNX 51/23 coating on clear glass
Photo Credit: Dror Baldinger

Medium (10,000-49,999 square feet of glazing)

USC Student Health Center

Columbia, South Carolina
Glazier: Graham-Hodge Associates
Fabricator: Trulite Atlanta
Architect: Quackenbush Architects + Planners
Product: Guardian SunGuard® SNX 62/27 coating on clear glass
Photo Credit: © Charles Davis Smith

Large (50,000-99,999 square feet of glazing)

Anna Shaw Children's Institute

Dalton, Georgia
Glazier: Gardner Glass
Fabricator: Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope® - Covington
Architect: ESa (Earl Swensson Associates)
Product: Guardian SunGuard® SNX 62/27 coating on clear and green glass
Photo Credit: Chad Mellon

Large (50,000-99,999 square feet of glazing)

Ellipse Luxury Apartments

Jersey City, New Jersey
Glazier and Fabricator: BV Glazing Systems
Architect: Arquitectonica
Product: Guardian SunGuard® AG 50 coating on clear
Photo Credit: Tectonic Photo

Extra Large (100,000-199,999 square feet of glazing)

Conrad Washington D.C. Hotel

Washington, D.C.
Glazier: TSI Exterior Wall Systems
Fabricator: Cristacurva
Architect: Herzog & De Meuron
Product: Guardian SunGuard® AG 43 coating on UltraClear® glass
Photo Credit: Eric Petschek

Monumental (greater than 200,000 square feet of glazing)

Southport Office Complex

Renton, Washington.
Glazier: Walters & Wolf
Fabricator: Vitrum Glass Group
Architect: Zimmer Gunsul Frasca - Seattle
Product: Guardian SunGuard® SNX 62/27 coating on clear glass
Photo Credit: © Benjamin Benschneider Photography

About Guardian Glass

Guardian Glass, a major business unit of Guardian Industries, is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of float, coated and fabricated glass products. At its 25 float plants around the globe, Guardian Glass produces high performance glass for use in exterior (both commercial and residential) and interior architectural applications, as well as transportation and technical products. You’ll find Guardian glass in homes, offices, cars and some of the world’s most iconic architectural landmarks. The Guardian Glass Science & Technology Center continuously works to create new glass products and solutions using the most advanced technology to help customers see what’s possible™.

About Guardian Industries

Guardian Industries, a global company headquartered in Auburn Hills, Michigan, operates facilities throughout North and South America, Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Asia. Guardian companies employ 18,000 people and manufacture high-performance float glass; coated and fabricated glass products for architectural, residential, interior, transportation and technical glass applications; and high-quality chrome-plated and painted plastic components for the automotive and commercial truck industries. Guardian’s vision is to be a preferred partner to our customers, suppliers, employees and communities based on a foundation of mutual benefit. This drives our relentless focus on improving people’s lives by providing products and services they value more highly than their alternatives and doing so responsibly while consuming fewer resources. Guardian is a wholly owned subsidiary of Koch Industries, Inc. Visit


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