Tag: Viracon

  • Colorful Display

    Colorful Display

    Colorful laminated glass is a prominent design feature in the Omaha VA Medical Center in Omaha, Neb. Designed by LEO A DALY, the project uses colorful bars as inspiration for the western elevation of the Ambulatory Care Center on the campus. According to the architects, “a kaleidoscope of colored light throughout the main corridor evokes…

  • Gotham Gets Glassy

    From the rooftop bars to the sidewalks below, you look up, down and all around in New York and you’ll see glass. Glass towers are on the rise, making the Big Apple the perfect spot for the American Institute of Architects’ (AIA) Conference on Architecture. The annual expo took place last week at the Javits…

  • Tall Tales: BEC Panelists Open Up About Big Glass

    The industry has been hearing an increasing amount of discussion about over-sized glass. James Cole with AGNORA, Jeff Haber with W&W Glass and Kelly Schuller with Viracon participated in a panel discussion this week that addressed this growing trend. The session was part of the Glass Association of North America’s (GANA) recent Building Envelope Contractors…

  • Picture Perfect

    I have what some of my friends think of as a quirky habit. I guess it started about 10 years ago when I visited Barcelona with my sister. We were strolling along, taking in the energy and excitement of the city, when I was diverted by something along a side street. I turned, dragging my…

  • Glass, Steel Pavilion at 9-11 Memorial Reflects on Past, Present, Future

    Glass, Steel Pavilion at 9-11 Memorial Reflects on Past, Present, Future

    With the help of glass and large stainless steel panels, the entry pavilion of the recently opened National September 11 Memorial Museum is on par with the “Reflecting Absence” design of the memorial at the World Trade Center site. The global architectural firm Snøhetta was commissioned in 2004 to design the pavilion, which stands on top…

  • 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,…

  • Glassy Glebe Road Project Wins Office Building of the Year Award

    Glassy Glebe Road Project Wins Office Building of the Year Award

    Located in Arlington, Va., 800 North Glebe Road, which features more than 78,000 square feet of glass, was named the 2012 Speculative Office Building of the Year by the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties, Northern Virginia in the four stories and above category. The award was presented to developer and owner The JBG…

  • NASA Langley Headquarters Reaches New Heights

    A LEED rating was always part of the plan for the glassy NASA Langley Headquarters building, which was completed in 2011. Constructed as a design-build project with AECOM providing full bridging architectural and engineering services, Cooper Carry Inc. as the architect of record and Whiting-Turner as the general contractor, Edward D. Weaver, vice president, architecture…

  • SUNY Campus Gets a Glassy Expansion

    Glass was a defining element of the award-winning student union building expansion at the State University of New York- New Paltz. Designed by Ikon.5 Architects based in Princeton, N.J., the project received a Merit Award in the non-residential built category by the New Jersey chapter of the American Institute of Architects. The new Campus Commons…

  • What to Expect in Thermal Performance at AIA 2012

    As the American Institute of Architects (AIA) 2012 National Convention and Design Exposition opens in Washington, D.C., tomorrow, exhibitors will be showcasing new technology and products for use in the glass and glazing industry. One focal point will be increasing the thermal performance of commercial glazing systems. This has become paramount as new energy codes…