Category: Architects’ Guide to Glass and Metal

  • Fall/Winter 2022

    Features Seeing Clearly Design, engineering and a collaborative relationship helped bring one unique cable net wall to new heights. On the Market With a booming multifamily construction market, experts weigh in on how they are handling the trends and changes driving the segment’s growth. Designing with Glass Glass has always been a unique choice for…

  • Education & Resources Fall/Winter 2022

    Glass Education Comes to Colorado in January Architects looking for educational credits in 2023 can start the year off by attending Glass Expo Rocky Mountain™. Co-sponsored by the Colorado Glazing Contractors Association, USGlass magazine and USGNN™ the two-day event is set to take place Jan. 19-20 at the Hyatt Regency Aurora-Denver Conference Center, and will…

  • Event Outlook Fall/Winter 2022

    2023 January 19-20 – Live Event Glass Expo Rocky Mountain™ ’23 Co-sponsored by Colorado Glazing Contractors Association, USGlass magazine and USGNN™ Hyatt Regency Aurora-Denver Conference Center Denver (Aurora), Colo. www.glassexporockymountain.com March 5-7 – Live Event BEC Conference 2023 Sponsored by NGA Caesars Palace Las Vegas www.glass.org April 17-22 – Live Event BAU 2023 Sponsored by…

  • New Products Focus Fall/Winter 2022

    Architectural Metals Systems for a PRO AmeriPRO corrugated, concealed fastener, profiled panel systems are now available from Americlad. The systems offer six distinctive corrugated profiles manufactured from painted steal, painted and anodized aluminum and stainless steel in various gauges and finishes. Custom colors are also available in small batch runs. Additionally, the panels can be manufactured…

  • In the Know Fall/Winter 2022

    Sounding Off: Re-shaping Glass for Acoustic Performance By Joshua Huff Most consumers don’t think of glass when it comes to sound control. Acoustic materials, such as wood, steel, acrylic and concrete, vital in the construction of buildings, probably come to mind first. You’ll often find these products in spaces such as studios, reading halls, theaters,…

  • Colorful Expression Fall/Winter 2022

    Glass Flooring Brings Art and Light to San Francisco Subway The city of San Francisco is one filled with color and character, making it the perfect place for an artistic new glass flooring system. The city’s Union Square is known for its large collection of department stores, upscale boutiques, hotels and fine dining. Adding to…

  • Field Notes Fall/Winter 2022

    The Design Challenge Before Us By Chuck Knickerbocker I’ve worked on a couple of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM) projects with Keith Boswell, technical partner of SOM’s San Francisco office. In 2013, he codified his design expertise into a book, “Exterior Buildings Enclosures: Design Process and Composition for Innovative Facades.” It’s an excellent resource for…

  • Designing With Glass

    Understanding the Difference Between Backpainted and Spandrel Glass By Joshua Huff Glass has always been a unique choice for architects and designers seeking to add a stylish look to buildings. Glass can be incorporated into a building’s design in various ways, including through the use of backpainted glass and spandrel glass. Backpainted glass is used…

  • On the Market

    Keeping Up with Trends in Multifamily Construction By Jordan Scott The multifamily market is booming. The COVID-19 pandemic may have wreaked havoc on the world, including the construction industry, but it hasn’t changed the demand for apartments and condos in metro areas. “Even during COVID-19, 2020 saw a 50% increase in multifamily units, compared to…

  • Seeing Clearly

    Design, Collaboration & Engineering Combine in a Unique Structural Glazing Project By Ellen Rogers When you can go to work every day with extensive, beautiful views of water and mountains, why would you want to stay home? Maybe that’s what Expedia was thinking when designing its new Seattle headquarters. Completed in 2020, the campus spans…