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2019 Glass Magazine Awards

2019 Glass Magazine Award winners showcase complex designs, improved performance and advanced technologies

Aquarium of the Pacific

Aquarium of the Pacific, located in Long Beach, California, winner of this year's Best Decorative Glass Application - Exterior. Kuraray America nad Pulp Studios were both honored for their work on the project. Photo by Tom Bonner. 

Glass Magazine announced the winners of the 2019 Glass Magazine 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. 

“This year we had a very inspiring field of nominees,” says Ricardo Dominguez, owner, Jordon Glass Machinery and Glass Magazine Awards judge. “Architects, contractors and glaziers continue to push the envelope of their imagination and curiosity. Their finished works capture and display their collective efforts, bringing to life beautiful structures that tell a story. For us in the industry, that story goes deeper than the finished project. The exterior aesthetics is but the capstone of the enormous effort, talent and engineering that each individual project took to get there. We marvel at the details.”

“I have been judging for almost a decade and the advances in technology, creativity, engineering and installation as provided by the candidates this year blows me away,” adds Terry Peterson, a Glass Magazine Awards judge and vice president of Novum Structures.

To determine the winners in the Project Award categories, Glass Magazine submitted nominations to a panel of judges representing all segments of the glass and glazing industry. The judges selected winners in each project category and cast votes to determine the first Glass Magazine Award Project of the Year.

This year, Glass Magazine opened voting in the Product Award categories to readers. “The 2019 Glass Magazine Awards include impressive products, systems, equipment and more to serve all segments of the glass and glazing industry. Who better to determine this year’s most standout products than those across the industry—from the field to the factory—who will be the ones to use these innovations?” says Katy Devlin, editor-in-chief. 

The winners for both project and product categories will be featured in the September 2019 issue of Glass Magazine, the Sept. 10 edition of e‐glass weekly and on

Glass Magazine Award winners will also be recognized on Wednesday, Sept. 18 at 2:00 p.m. at the Express Learning Theater, Booth #4029 during GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo in Atlanta. 

The 2019 Glass Magazine Award product and project winners are:


Project of the Year

Nordstrom Flagship Store, New York City
Permasteelisa North America Corp.,

Best Decorative Glass Application – Exterior
Aquarium of the Pacific, Long Beach, Calif.
Kuraray America,
Pulp Studio,

Best Decorative Glass Application – Interior
BNA Nashville Airport Short Term Parking Garage
Moon Shadow Glass,

Best Feat of Engineering
Gravity Exhibit

Best Green Project
1701 Rhode Island Avenue, Washington, D.C.  
PCC Construction Components Inc.,

Best Glass Interior
Hollingsworth Glass Stair Treads, Vancouver, Canada
Nathan Allan Glass Studios,

Best Jumbo Glass Project
Denver Art Museum Welcome Center
Harmon Inc.,

Best Project Team
CityPlace 2, Houston
Kawneer Co.,

Best Protective Glazing Project
Salesforce Transit Center, San Francisco
Greenlite Glass Systems,
Vetrotech Saint-Gobain,

Product of the Year

SuperClear 45-HS-LI
Safti First,

Best Glass or Glass Component Product
SuperClear 45-HS-LI
Safti First,

Best Innovation for the Factory
Salem Flat Glass & Mirror,  
Bovone Diamond Tools,

Best Innovation for Installers
LogiKal with Enhanced CNC Connection
Orgadata USA Inc.,

Best Framing System or Component
YWW 60 TU Thermally Broken Window Wall
YKK AP America,

Best Hardware Product or System
Ascent Windscreen System
Trex Commercial Products,

R&D Award
51 STC Acoustical Glass


Norah Dick

Norah Dick

Norah Dick is the associate editor for Glass Magazine. She can be reached at