2012 Glass Magazine Award Winners

Glass Magazine announces the winners in the 2012 Glass Magazine Award product and project categories. Formerly known as the Crystal Achievement Awards, the prestigious glass and metal industry awards program recognizes the best products and glass applications the commercial, retail and fabrication markets have to offer. Special thanks go to the judges for the time and effort they put into the selection process.


Most innovative curtain-wall project

Kauffman Center of the Performing Arts, Novum Structures LLC
Novum Structures LLC contracted with JE Dunn Construction Co. to engineer, fabricate and construct the 317-foot-wide, 70-foot-high and 73-foot-deep glass atrium.

Most innovative decorative glass project, commercial interior

St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort, NGI Designer Glass
Fabricated by NGI Designer Glass, the lobby doors and bracelet walls of the St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort's grand hallway and ballroom incorporate 3D antique mirror pieces made to exacting tolerances. 


Most innovative decorative glass project, commercial exterior

Harmonic Convergence, Glaspro Inc.
Designed by artist Christopher Janney, this 72-foot-long passenger connector at the Miami International Airport incorporates more than 150 colored, laminated glass squares.


Most innovative curtain-wall system or component

3M VHB Structural Glazing Tape, 3M
An effective alternative to structural silicone and spacer tape for commercial curtain-wall applications, 3M VHB Structural Glazing Tape is made of acrylic foam.


Most innovative decorative glass project, residential

Slump glass wall, Interior Glass Design
Made of ½-inch slumped glass, the wall in this private residence in Castle Pines, Colo., features glass panels that are recessed in wood casing doors set with pivot hinges.


Most innovative decorative glass product

OnlyGlass MediaFacade, APG International Inc. / OnlyGlass MediaFacade
By integrating LED lights into the cavity of an insulating glass unit panel, the OnlyGlass MediaFacade Panel allows architects to transform entire buildings into LED mega-screens.


Most innovative interior glass project, residential

Frameless Elevator Shaft and Glass Stairway, Giroux Glass Inc.
After being contacted by architecture firm C.J. Light Associates and general contractor Andrew Williams, Giroux Glass became an integral part of designing this “frameless” glass elevator shaft and stairwell.


Most innovative interior glass project, commercial

Constantine N. Papadakis Integrated Sciences Building self-supporting, helical stair, Anvil Craft Corp.
The $69 million building features a four-story, self-supporting helical stair with glass guardrails and stainless steel handrails. 


Most innovative energy efficient glass project

The Bow, EnCana Headquarters, Zeidler Partnership Architects
At a height of 775 feet, The Bow is Calgary’s tallest building. The 58-story structure draws its name from both its crescent-shaped façade and its location along the city’s Bow River.


Most innovative energy efficient glass product

Guardian SunGuard IS 20, Guardian Industries
SunGuard IS 20 brings the U-value performance of double-glazed, insulating glass units closer to that of triple glazed, and bumps up the performance of triple-glazed IGUs.


Most innovative solar product

EnergyGlass, SAF-Glas LLC
Installed as a commercial curtain-wall product, EnergyGlass generates power by redirecting a portion of the light spectrum to the edge of the glass where solar cells convert the photons to electricity.


Most innovative protective glazing project

Henry M. Jackson Federal Building, Hartung Industries/ Walters & Wolf
The Henry M. Jackson Federal Office Building in Seattle underwent a major renovation in 2011 that included upgrading the building’s monolithic glass to a more efficient and secure glazing system.


Most innovative commercial window

Energsave G-500 Window Series, Peerless Products Inc.
The new Energsave G-500 Series from Peerless Products Inc. achieves a U-value of 0.15, the lowest U-value in the United States, according to company representatives. 


Most innovative bath enclosure project

Double Bi-Fold Design, Wilson Glass Co.
The centerpiece of this renovated bathroom is an accordion-style shower stall, with frosted glass doors that fold back against the wall to make the small space seem as large as possible.


Most innovative bath enclosure product

Serenity Series Frameless Shower Door System, C.R. Laurence Co.
Introduced at the 2011 GlassBuild America trade show, the Serenity Series Frameless Shower Door System from C.R. Laurence Co., features a low-profile, stainless steel header support bar.


Most innovative machinery or equipment

SpyderCrane Mini-Crawler, SpyderCrane Sales LLC
The SpyderCrane Mini-Crawler offers versatility, maneuverability and lifting capacity in a compact design that enables users to quickly, safely and easily meet restricted and confined-area lifting requirements. 


Most innovative website

Quanex.com, Quanex Building Products Corp.
Quanex launched a unified website in 2011. The Phase 1 launch included a reorganized site structure that accommodated a wide array of content in a logical way, and a professional brand site design.


Most innovative electronic resource

"Define Your Style" Quiz, Basco Shower Enclosures
To help homeowners determine which of the RODA by Basco shower enclosures suit their taste, Basco introduced“Define Your Style,” a fun and interactive tool on the RODA by Basco website. 


Online, industry-wide voting is currently underway for the newly introduced people component of the Glass Magazine Awards recognizing the industry’s best installer, production supervisor, project manager and sales rep. Winners in these categories will be announced in the September 2012 issue of Glass Magazine. To read about the finalists and vote for the winners, visit www.glassmagazine.com/castyourvote.