Snapshots: Great Glazing

  • The basics: The 325-room San Francisco Crowne Plaza hotel, situated between the San Francisco International Airport and the 101 Freeway, recently underwent a multi-million dollar renovation project, starting with the replacement of 335 punched opening windows. Issues with occupant comfort—including water and moisture damage, and noise—due to the building’s old, aging windows led hotel management...
  •  The basics: The new Quality 10 GDX Theater in Saginaw, Michigan, features more than high-tech sound systems and wall-to-wall-screens; it also features the latest in dynamic glass technology. Looking to reduce sunlight, glare and heat during the day, and allow for maximum visibility at night, Goodrich Quality Theaters selected self-tinting dynamic glass for its state-of-the-art cinema....
  •  The basics: The Tobin Center for the Performing Arts, a fixture for arts and culture in the heart of downtown San Antonio, Texas, debuted its full-scale historic renovation in September. New glass and metal railings, glass stairs and glass walkways contributed to the overall sophistication and elegance of the auditorium, featuring a multi-purpose 1,759-seat performance hall, a 250-seat...
  • San Francisco HallThe basics: The newly opened 217,000-square-foot Institute of Environmental Sustainability at Loyola University Chicago showcases innovative, eco-friendly features, including natural light and views from nearly 400 large, high-performance windows. The IES includes the Blessed Virgin Mary Hall, and the newly constructed San Francisco Hall, a 410-bed freshman and sophomore student...
  • The basics: The 470,000-square-foot, 16,500-seat, multi-use Pinnacle Bank Arena in Lincoln, Nebraska's historic Haymarket District, hosts sporting events, concerts, and is home to the University of Nebraska men’s and women’s basketball teams. Designed to fit its historic location and showcase the city’s commitment to sustainable design through a high level of energy efficiency and energy-savings...
  •  The basics: A three-panel glass mural adorning the outside wall of La Fiesta Square, an upscale shopping center in downtown Lafayette, Calif., features pieces of shattered glass, pieced together to create a scene. Using shattered, clear tempered glass catches the light and reflects it to show detail in a way that ceramic mosaic cannot achieve. The scenes are cohesive and pop from a...
  • The basics: The domed skylight crowning the large atrium at The Alfond Inn at Rollins College has become a key identifying feature of the boutique hotel in Winter Park, Fla. Spanning nearly 39 feet in diameter, this multi-slope, dome skylight with cupola and finial is framed in aluminum with a bronze finish. The Alfond Inn embraces the surrounding campus’ Spanish- Mediterranean revival style:...
  •                The basics: When tasked with designing the Omni Nashville Convention Center Hotel, a 21-story, 825,000-square-foot tower,  the architectural team from HKS Inc. faced two primary challenges: integrating the building, functionally and aesthetically, into the city’s Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum;...
  • The basics: The University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts—a four-acre complex of six buildings—was created after the University received sizable donations, including $175 million dollars from filmmaker George Lucas. Lucas donated $75 million for the construction project and $100 million for the School of Cinematic Arts endowment. When Lucas made his donation, he...
  • The basics: The use of glazing in the design of the massive redevelopment for Glendale Galleria, a 1.5 million-square-foot iconic retail and dining venue and integral mainstay of the Los Angeles community since 1976, addressed several key issues, including striking a balance between aesthetic and functional upgrades that improve access and circulation for the 10+ million visitors each year. From...
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