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September 9, 2014
From Glass Magazine
Design with Intent

The design community looks to glass for multi-purpose solutions for their interior environments, industry sources say. From a corporate logo on an entry glass wall, to decorative glass partitions that divide a space while permitting natural light, interior glass provides aesthetics and function.

Industry news
Architecture Billings Index Up Again
PPG Announces Concierge Program for Complex Building Projects
Kawneer Launches New Website
Linetec Releases White Paper on Antimicrobial Coatings
People news
Quanex Appoints New Eastern and Western Regional Sales Managers
Kelly Marino promoted to SAF Fabrication Senior Project Manager
GlasWeld Announces New General Manager

Smart PR: Marketing to Industry Trade Publications
By Katy Devlin

One of the most frequent questions I hear from people in the industry is: How can I get in the magazine? Being featured in the magazines or online is not only exciting, it’s also smart business.

Product Spotlight
Glass Visualization Tool from Guardian Industries

Architects and designers can now see an accurate visual impression of Guardian SunGuard exterior coated glass products under varying lighting conditions with the new Guardian Glass Visualizer.

Great Glazing
La Fiesta Square

Artist/designer and installer: Ellen Blakeley Studio
Glass fabricator: Western States Glass

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 distance while at the same time have hundreds of small details under the glass for pedestrians to discover up close. While designing all three murals to flow together seamlessly, the mural designers also worked to have each mural be unique enough to stand alone.  Read more...


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