Glass Magazine Awards 2023 | Glass Can Do Everything
Winners show that glass is a multifunctional marvel
The 2023 Glass Magazine Award winners provide incontrovertible proof that glass is beautiful and can do almost anything inside and outside of a building. The seven project and six product award winners represent the full gamut of what glass and metal systems have to offer to the spaces where we live, learn, work and play.
Winning projects and products continue to showcase sustainable and green solutions, including energy efficiency, as well as provide a connection between indoor and outdoor spaces through the use of glass.
Demonstrated in several winning projects, decorative glass continues to be an integral design element, providing color, interest and elegance.
Product award winners continue to emphasize speed and ease of use for a less-skilled labor force, and an industry still facing unpredictable lead times and staffing.
Glass remains structurally important to the exterior as well, as seen in the new awards category this year for “Best Curved Glass.” The decision to debut a new category was based on the impressive range of nominated projects that featured curved and bent glass, which speaks to the engineering prowess and innovation of the industry.
No less impressive is the industry expertise that makes this competition possible. The Glass Magazine editorial staff would again like to thank this year’s 19 project award judges, who reviewed the nominated projects. We also thank the glass industry voting public for taking the time to select this year’s product award winners from the nominations.
We know many companies have outstanding projects and products yet to be completed or released. To participate in next year’s Glass Magazine Awards, contact Senior Editor Norah Dick at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Project of the Year & Best Feat of Engineering: 1550 Alberni Street
- Project of the Year Runner Up & Best Decorative Glass Application: The Audrey Irmas Pavilion
- Best Protective Glazing Project: Orlando International Airport, Terminal C
- Best Project Team: Boley Elementary School
- Best Green Project: Center of Developing Entrepreneurs
- Best Curved Glass: Jefferson Health Honickman Center
- Best Glass Interior: David Geffen Hall
Products were selected through public voting.
- R&D Award: DraftingMarketplace.com
- Best Innovation for the Factory: A+W iShape
- Best Hardware Product or System: Ocula Frameless Windscreen
- Best Glass or Glass Component: SunGuard SuperNeutral SNR 35
- Best Framing System or Component: 950SG Series Therml=Block Window Wall system
- Best Innovation for Installers: Achieve FGR Frameless Glass Railing Systems
The project awards would not be possible without the expertise of our judges, who come from every part of the glass industry. The Glass Magazine editorial team again thanks them for taking the time to share their insights with us.
- Mary Avery, Vice President of Marketing, Tubelite
- Sara Barchak, Marketing Communications Manager, EFCO Corp.
- Martin Bracamonte, Vice President of Marketing and Innovation, Vitro Architectural Glass
- Tara Brummet, Chief of Staff, Vitrum Glass, Apex Aluminum & Lorval Developments
- Peter de Gorter, Vice President, DeGorter Inc.
- Alice Dickerson, Founder and Managing Director, Division 08 Marketing
- Ricardo Dominguez, President, Jordon Glass Machinery
- Jennifer Highfield, Architectural Design Associate, Viracon
- Jacob Kasbrick, Guardian Glass Commercial Segment and Technical Services Manager, Guardian Industries
- Nataline A. Lomedico, CEO and President, Giroux Glass Inc.
- Kayla Natividad, Architectural Technical Services Engineer, NSG Pilkington
- Tom O’Malley, Founding partner and Director of Sales, Clover Architectural Products
- Jessie Robertson, Marketing Manager, Steel Encounters
- Diana San Diego, Vice President of Marketing, Safti First
- Julie Schimmelpenningh, Global Applications Manager, Eastman Chemical Co.
- Tammy Schroeder, Director of Marketing, Linetec
- Stephen Selkowitz, Affiliate, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
- Syndi Sim, Vice President of Marketing and Business Development, Diamon-Fusion International
- John R. Stephenson, Senior Architect, BRPH