The winners revealed

2011 Crystal Achievement Awards

Glass Magazine has announced its 2011 Crystal Achievement Award winners. Selected by a panel of judges representing all segments of the glass industry, the awards recognize the best products and glass applications the commercial, retail and fabrication markets have to offer.

"The level of competition this year ... shows a tremendous effort within our industry to continue to push the boundaries, while still providing quality on all levels to satisfy the architectural community, as well as building ownership," says 2011 Crystal Achievement Award Judge Les Young, project manager, W&W Glass LLC, Nanuet, N.Y.

"I'm really glad to see the unique qualities of glass being used in so many different ways," says fellow Judge John Stephenson, design director, Richard Wittschiebe Hand Architects, Atlanta. "It is great to know the [glass industry's] innovation, technology and special expertise are continuing at a rapid pace."

Indeed, this year's group of more than 150 nominations once again raised the bar for future participants, showcasing the versatility of glass. View the winners.

To determine the winners, the Glass Magazine staff compiled the nominations and photographs for each judge. The judges then selected a winner in each category; they were not allowed to vote in categories in which their company had been nominated. Special thanks go to the 27 judges for the time and effort they put into the selection process.

Special thanks to GGI, www.generalglass.com, for producing the 2011 Crystal Achievement Award plaques, and to C.R. Laurence Co., www.crlaurence.com, for supplying the hardware. 

Jenni Chase is editorial director of Glass Magazine, e-glass weekly and GlassMagazine.com. Write her at jchase@glass.org.