Decorative glass

An overview of projects, products and exclusive articles about decorative glass

Project • By Cuningham Group ArchitectureHospitals

Providence Breeze Advanced Care Center

Constructed on the site of an old newspaper facility, the Providence Breeze Advanced Care Center in Torrance, California challenges thenorms of patient-centric care with a design that finds inspiration in the intimate.   Designed by Cuningham Group Architecture and CallisonRTKL, the 106,000-square-foot space houses a women’s center, imaging center, outpatient ambulatory surgery center, clinics, medical and surgical oncology, infusion center and two linear accelerators. To accommodate for these numerous technical elements, as well as to meet the many, complicated design codes required of medical facilities, the design team had to think outside the box as they attempted to elevate the standard patient experience. The result: a me... More

Project • By Renaissance 3 Architects (R3A Architecture)Offices

Summa Technologies Headquarters

After operating in two separate locations for several years, Summa Technologies, one of Pittsburgh’s leading IT consulting and custom software development solutions companies, made the decision to consolidate their operations into one central headquarters. Bringing together their management offices (originally located downtown) and their “design studio” (originally located in East Liberty) required a total square footage of 25,000 square feet. After evaluating several possible locations, Summa resolved to settle into the 11th and 12th floors of the Regional Enterprise Tower, formally the Alcoa Building. Built in 1953, the central business district high-rise became an icon for the city. By virtue of its location and use of... More

Project • By Goldray GlassShops

Burberry Chicago

An iconic British luxury brand, Burberry has been a leader in the fashion industry for decades. Consumers are drawn to the brand's simple sophistication as well as the distinctive check pattern the company has become known for. To maintain it's position as a prominent international brand, Burberry underwent a global transition in the early 2000's led by Burberry's Chief Creative Officer, Christopher Bailey. One of the initiative's core strategies was to expand Burberry's global reach and presence using it's flagship properties.For Burberry's Chicago flagship location, located on busy Michigan Avenue, the building design matched Burberry's new brand strategy: modern-meets-heritage. Christopher Bailey played a key role in designing the struct... More

Project • By Goldray GlassOffices

Amazon Vulcan Block 44

Part of a large redevelopment project, Vulcan Block 44 is the latest expansion of Amazon’s headquarters in Seattle’s booming South Lake Union neighborhood. Taking up the majority of a city block, the project adds 400,000 square feet to Amazon’s current Seattle campus - with two office buildings, restaurants, retail space and public outdoor space. ZGF Architects designed the project, working closely with Vulcan, the developer, and Amazon. The goal was to create a modern, flexible workplace, that would positively impact tenants and the surrounding neighborhood.The selected design compliments the modern aesthetic of the South Lake Union area, utilizing steel, wood and glass to create a welcoming, light-filled space. At the bu... More

Project • By Goldray GlassOffices

1775 Tysons Boulevard

There has been a shift in recent years from the austere, impersonal corporate atmosphere, to one that encourages collaboration and creativity. Developers, architects and designers are using color and non-traditional building materials to create spaces that foster teamwork and ingenuity.Aptly named for it’s physical address, 1775 Tysons Boulevard is the newest addition to the extensive Tysons Corner development, just North of Washington D.C. A mixed-use property that boasts 15 stories of office space, above a two-storey, glass-enclosed lobby and retail center. A stunning art installation, wrapping the top tier of windows can be seen from inside the foyer area, and the courtyard outside.A pattern of brilliant blue, purple and yellow dec... More

Project • By Goldray GlassHotels

Radisson Blu in Mall of America

Envisioned by ESG architects and conveniently connected to the Mall of America, the Radisson Blu hotel is surrounded by an impressive network of amenities. Hotel visitors can easily access the largest indoor entertainment and shopping mall in the United States, while the Metro Transit Light Rail offers quick transport to downtown Minneapolis.The 500 indulgent rooms and suites were constructed above the stunning lobby, which is situated on the second floor to allow for two levels of structured parking beneath. The skywalk corridor is also located at this elevation and provides direct access from the Radisson Blu to the Mall of America.Inspired by the chic European style of all Radisson Blu hotels, from the monochromatic color scheme to the u... More

Project • By Goldray GlassBanks

Northern Trust Bank Lobby

In an effort to attract younger clientele into this historic financial institution, the Northern Trust Bank in Chicago commissioned Harley Ellis Devereaux to create a new and sophisticated look for their Monroe Avenue location. A staple in Chicago’s financial sector since its inception in 1889, Northern Trust Bank has always maintained positive relations with both staff and clients. This is relfected in their long‐standing logo which includes an anchor, the nautical symbol of strength and stability.The design for the lobby's architectural glass canopy was in keeping with the understated grace and poise of the company. The ceramic frit pattern is soft, yet structured and most importantly uniform throughout the installation. This is evi... More

Project • By Goldray GlassAirports

Chicago O'Hare Airport: Terminal 5

The Chicago O'Hare Airport International Terminal was commissioned by The Westfield Group and designed by Epstein Global, in conjunction with the conceptual designers at Thirst Design Communication. John Kolb - Epstein Global's associate Vice President and Lead Architect on this project describes the design intent, "Chicago Airport Terminal 5 was designed 21 years ago by Perkins+Will. It's modern, clean design is recognized and appreciated. We did not want this to feel like a renovation that didn't consider the existing architecture. Instead we wanted to adhere to it, but make it better". When designing the two-story interior curtain wall, Kolb's team was faced with the challenge of integrating both design and functionality. As the glass p... More

Project • By Goldray GlassOffices

Cheniere Energy

A leader in natural gas exports, Cheniere Energy in Houston, Texas has seen a rapid increase in productivity and revenue over the past few years. As such, they were in need of a larger space to accommodate the influx of employees required to sustain their growth pattern. They chose not to renovate their existing offices where they leased four and a half floors, but rather to relocate to the award-winning skyscraper, Pennzoil Place, in downtown Houston. The new space spans eight floors, covering more than 167,000 square feet.Working closely with the designers at PDR Corp. Cheniere Energy was able to convey their vision of a minimalistic neighborhood of spaces that promotes connectivity and collaboration. To support the minimalistic design, w... More

Project • By BendheimOffices

100 Fifth Avenue Lobby

100 Fifth Avenue is one of the top commercial properties in Midtown Manhattan, recently obtained and renovated by Clarion Partners. A variety of brilliant white and low-iron (ultra-clear) Bendheim decorative glass varieties greet visitors from the glowing reception desk and the glass-clad lobby walls and elevator interiors, creating durable, maintenance-friendly surfaces. More

Project • By Goldray GlassOffices

Cannon Design Lobby

May 2012 was a time of instrumental change for Cannon Design Chicago, as they relocated their office to Michigan Plaza‐ two adjacent mixed‐use office towers in Chicago's Central Business District. The vision for the project was to develop a high‐performance office space that reinforced Cannon's design culture and enabled employee collaboration. As part of this large-scale project, Goldray Glass worked alongside Cannon Design to develop a custom decorative glass elevator lobby and projectable glass wall to complete the office entryway. The updates to the Cannon Design Chicago office, which also incorporated a dynamic workplace strategy, served as a prototype for their multiple other locations around the world. The solution incorporated an o... More

Project • By Goldray GlassOffices

Apache Corporation

Backpainted glass is the most common form of architectural decorative glass, but it is also the most versatile. It can be used in a variety of applications including wall cladding, marker boards and even as part of an art installation. The new Apache Corporation regional headquarters in Calgary, designed by Gensler Dallas, is a great example of how colored backpainted glass wall cladding was used to add both beauty and functionality to a space.This interior design project was the culmination of a complex consolidation, relocation, and rebranding effort for Apache Corporation, and was primarily aimed at attracting the industry's best professionals. By planning each floor with an open feel, fronting offices in full glass, and using differen... More

Project • By RH+ ArquitectosHotels

Saccharum Resort & Spa

The project is determined by the commitment to the place. The architectural object is located in the escarpment overlooking the sea and assumes its aesthetics, a situation that has proven to be a technical challenge with a great landscape importance.Due to its location and its rustic surrounding, the hotel’s body has an irregular configuration inspired by the traditional terraces of Madeira. Like these terraces – that reshape the irregularity of the territory throughout the definition of platforms meant for farming, whose construction is possible by stone walls – conceptually the Hotel intends to mimic these structures in the way its floors are arranged and connected to each other, seeking to dilute its presence by becoming part of the moun... More

Project • By Neenan ArchistructionHospitals

Barton Center for Orthopedics & Wellness

The Neenan Company, a fully integrated design-build firm based in Colorado, served as the design-build partner for the 25,000-square-foot state-of-the-art medical facility in South Lake Tahoe, Calif. Located in the Robert Maloff Center on the Barton Health medical campus, the clinic houses the Barton Center for Orthopedics & Wellness, featuring integrated orthopedic care, rehabilitation services, performance-based training programs and overall wellness therapies. The medical center, which is a U.S. Ski & Snowboard certified Center of Excellence, combines multi-specialty orthopedic care with sports performance training and integrative and wellness treatments supporting overall health. The two-story building was designed with an open... More

Project • By SRG PartnershipSports Centres

Marcus Mariota Sports Performance Center

The Marcus Mariota Sports Performance Center is the partial interior renovation of the Casanova Center, consisting of three main components – a Sports Science Unit, a Trophy Hall, and an Equipment Facility.  Entering from the west, student-athletes walk into a trophy lobby that is a stunning tribute to the Sports Performance Center’s namesake. Trophies for the Walter Camp Player of the Year, Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award, Davey O’Brien Award, Maxwell Award and Manning Award reside in the lobby. This inspiring entrance leads to the junction under a new skylight at the heart of the MMSPC, where innovations and applied science truly become the focus for Oregon’s student-athletes. Remarkable technology and efficiency of space in the... More