Tag: Architects’ Guide to Glass and Metal magazine

  • That Time I Moonlighted for DWM …

    The end of August is bittersweet. I’m sad to see the end of summer approaching, yet also excited to see my son heading back to school … I wish we had time for one more summer journey, but eager for him to learn and grow. I’m sure many of you find yourself feeling the same…

  • Dow Corning Signs on as Gold Sponsor for Architects’ Forum™ 2016

    Architects’ Forum™ 2016 is headed to the Pacific Northwest, bringing a day of glass industry education designed just for architects. Dow Corning will serve as a Gold Sponsor for the upcoming Architects’ Forum™ 2016, taking place June 2 in Bellevue, Wash. (suburban Seattle), at the Hyatt Regency Bellevue. The event is sponsored and organized by…

  • Going Full Tilt

    Going Full Tilt

    The architecturally savvy city of Chicago recently saw its latest high-rise innovation open to the public. 360 Chicago, formerly known as the John Hancock Observatory, debuted the highly publicized attraction Tilt! earlier this month. Tilt! is a 26-foot-wide glass- and steel-enclosed platform sitting on the south side of the 94th floor of the John Hancock…

  • Five Guardian Glass Projects Win Architectural Design Award

    Five projects that include Guardian glass are among the 12 winners of the 2014 Innovative Design in Engineering and Architecture with Structural Steel award, conducted by the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC). The award-winning buildings are Michigan’s Battle Creek Area Mathematics and Science Center, Michigan’s Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum, Pennsylvania’s Krishna P.…

  • A Nice Glass of Wine

    A Nice Glass of Wine

    “Wine rejoices the heart of man and joy is the mother of all virtues.”—Johann Wolfgang von Goethe According to the team over at Hall Winery in St. Helena, Calif., amend that statement to say wine and good views. When constructing its St. Helena Visitor Center, winery president Mike Reynolds says unobstructed views of the scenery…

  • USGBC Ranks Canada as Top Country for LEED Outside U.S.

    The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) ranked the top 10 countries for LEED® outside of the United States, and it didn’t have to look very far to find the frontrunner. According to the rankings, which are based on cumulative gross square meters (GSM) of space certified to LEED in each nation as of April 2014,…

  • Hitting a Homerun

    Hitting a Homerun

    It’s easy to say the project team that completed Major League Baseball’s Miami Marlins Park hit that one right out of the ballpark. The stadium, which is LEED Gold Certified and considered to be the league’s most environmentally sustainable park, achieves these standards thanks in part to its glazing and curtainwall systems. The 37,000-seat facility,…

  • LEED v4 Launched at 2013 Greenbuild Show

    The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) launched LEED v4, the newest version of the LEED green building program, at the annual Greenbuild International Conference and Expo in Philadelphia held recently. According to USGBC, LEED v4 builds on the fundamentals of previous versions while offering a new system that prepares all LEED projects in a portfolio…

  • A Wise Sage

    A Wise Sage

    In a recent luncheon held at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts in Philadelphia, co-located with the Greenbuild show, Sage Electrochromics invited architects to personally view its electrochromic skylight featured in the building’s rooftop garden. The company says the skylight served as a solution to the building’s heating and glare problems, which prevented the…

  • Through the Glass Darkly …

    Ever wonder what goes on in all those dark glass towers … what menacing big brother is concocting ways of invading our privacy, spying on us or taking over the world? Glass boxes have been around for almost a century now, and the mystery of what lies behind remains constant. Some are less mysterious than…