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GLASS IN architectural DESIGN

University of Texas at Arlington’s new Science & Engineering Innovation & Research building

Large expanses of Solarban® 90 solar control, low-e glass by Vitro Architectural Glass showcase interdisciplinary research in action at the University of Texas at Arlington’s (UTA) new $125 million Science & Engineering Innovation & Research (SEIR) building in northern Texas. Ideal for warm, sunny climates in places like Texas, Solarban® 90 glass offers a solar heat gain coefficient (SHGC) of 0.23 when paired with conventional clear glass in a 1-inch insulating glass unit (IGU).

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Columbia Building in Portland, Oregon

The Columbia Building designed by Skylab supports the City of Portland’s Bureau of Environmental Services. The project accomplished three unique objectives in one single campus site: the creation of a vibrant and efficient workspace; clean on-site stormwater filtration; and a dynamic building that stimulates conversation about the health of the region’s watershed and rivers.

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Net-zero-ready Colorado office showcases modern design and high performance with thermal curtainwall and window wall

Vaisala, a Finnish company and global leader in weather, environmental and industrial measurements, recently opened its new North American headquarters in Louisville, Colorado. Designed by OZ Architecture of Denver, the office building blends Scandinavian style and sustainable, net-zero-ready functionality. Tubelite Inc.’s curtainwall and window wall systems contribute to the building’s crisp, modern, minimalist, high-performance design. Thermally broken aluminum framing, low-e insulated glass and Tubelite’s PTB120 Thermal Pressure Plate supplied by Deceuninck further support the building envelope’s sustainability and energy-efficiency goals.

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SOLARBAN 67 OPTIGRAY glass helps new Rolex Tower harmonize with nature

For over a century, Rolex watches have been recognized as classic timepieces that feature high-quality design and precision timekeeping. When it came time for the historic company to expand to a new office tower in downtown Dallas, it was only fitting that the new space reflected its values. Rolex Tower accomplished its ambitious design goals with an eye-catching façade that features Solarban® 67 Optigray® glass by Vitro Architectural Glass.

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Tubelite expands MaxBlock Sun Shades product line with new single-blade airfoil design

Offering more options for daylighting and shading strategies on commercial buildings, Tubelite Inc. introduces MaxBlock® Single Blade Sun Shades with a single, horizontal, airfoil-shaped blade in 6- and 9-inch depths, and widths spanning up to 149 inches. This new design expands the MaxBlock Sun Shades by Tubelite line of multi-blade airfoil, tubular and “Z” blade sun control product selections.

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Gallatin High School in Bozeman, Montana

When developing concepts for the new 1,500-student Gallatin High School in Bozeman, Montana, the Cushing Terrell design team and the building committee gravitated toward a layout inspired by a town center. The Town Center concept represents a place where people come together for a variety of purposes—a focal point for meetings, commerce, social interaction, and other public events — all aligned with building a unified, interactive community.

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New Garden Room at National Aviary opens with bird-safe glass

The National Aviary in Pittsburgh, anticipates receiving LEED® Certification for The Garden Room, which was designed by architecture firm Perfido Weiskopf Wagstaff + Goettel (PWWG), to offer all the conveniences of a new event space with innovative sustainability features. “This project is unique in its requirements to be environmentally friendly and provide a stunning visual complement to both the National Aviary and the surrounding historic park,” Anthony Pitassi, principal with PWWG, explained. “The result is a design that is truly innovative, incorporating Vitro Architectural Glass’s energy-efficient, solar control glass partnered with Walker Glass’s bird-safe treatment, and with industry-leading accessibility features and the ability to open up for open-air access to the garden.”

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November 17 FGIA webinar to give Introduction to IGMA Technical Binder

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) will host a webinar entitled “An Introduction to the IGMA Technical Binder” on Tues., Nov.17 at 11:30 a.m. Eastern. Presented by Bill Lingnell, FGIA Technical Consultant, this webinar will introduce attendees to the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance (IGMA) Technical Binder, which includes information required to successfully fabricate a quality insulating glass (IG) unit.

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