Expressions in glass
Designed to be a place of reflection and inspiration, the Lynn University Remembrance Plaza in Boca Raton, Fla., features six glass prisms built to memorialize four university students and two professors who lost their lives on Jan. 12, 2010, when a 7.0 earthquake struck Haiti.
The six 48-inch by 96-inch-high glass prisms use approximately 675 feet of triple laminated Narima dichroic glass from Schott North America that creates different color effects depending on the sun and viewing angle. Custom Components Co. designed and assembled the prism structures, in addition to providing structural engineering to ensure code compliance.
Each prism has a printed memorial statement about the students and professors, and consists of two layers of low-iron, clear tempered glass sandwiched around the Narima glass interlayer with a matching top. TriView Glass Industries fabricated the glass, providing the lettering, tempering and lamination. The six prisms have accent lights and sit on a concrete base that appears to float in the middle of a reflective pool. Each glass panel in the prisms is retained by custom stainless steel, point-mount connectors.
Faour Glass was the contract glazier for the project, designed by Sousa Architecture of Miramar, Fla.