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Glass Magazine Awards 2023 | Glass Can Do Everything

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.

Glass Magazine Awards 2021

Winning projects and products demonstrate multi-functional, innovative solutions that protect, perform and inspire.

Vote in the 2024 Glass Magazine Awards

The products competition of the Glass Magazine Awards is open to public voting by glass industry members. Select the best product in each of six categories. 

Nominate Your Company: Submissions Open for 2024 Glass Magazine Awards

The Glass Magazine's 2024 Awards are now open. Complete your nomination survey by March 26 to ensure your projects and products are recognized!

David Geffen Hall

Pulp Studio’s polished and carefully etched bent railing and guardrails complement the elegant intimacy of the new performing arts center, home of the New York Philharmonic Orchestra, and helped it win this year’s “Best Glass Interior” award.

Jefferson Health Honickman Center

A 20-story medical facility located in central Philadelphia, the new Jefferson Health Honickman Center features a rippling façade with curved glass fabricated by Cristacurva. It is this year’s winner in a new category, “Best Curved Glass.”

Center of Developing Entrepreneurs

CODE aims to be LEED Gold certified, and several of nominating company Kawneer’s thermally broken systems helped the project take home the “Best Green Project” award this year.

Boley Elementary School

The new daylit and colorful interior of Boley Elementary School complements the heart-warming story of this project, winner of the “Best Project Team” award.

Orlando International Airport, Terminal C

The Best Protective Glazing Project represents a $2.8 billion investment with its attention to hurricane resistance and impact ratings. Judges also recognized the project’s sustainability strategies, including water-reduction features, solar panels, responsive lighting, and the use of nontoxic and…

The Audrey Irmas Pavilion

The winner of Best Decorative Glass Application and Project of the Year Runner Up, the Audrey Irmas Pavilion is a glowing green glass trapezoidal terrace recessed into the side of Wilshire Boulevard Temple’s historic Erika J. Glazer Family Campus in Los Angeles.

1550 Alberni Street

Asymmetry meets style in the new 43-story, mixed-use tower that makes a striking addition to the Vancouver skyline and is the winner of the Project of the Year and Best Feat of Engineering.

950SG Series Therml=Block Window Wall system

Tubelite's 950SG Series Therml=Block Window Wall system, this year’s winner for “Best Framing System or Component,” offers a four-side, structural sealant glazed  window wall that provides a thermally broken, aluminum framing solution for between-slab horizontal spans on commercial buildings.

Achieve FGR Frameless Glass Railing Systems

FHC’s new Achieve FGR frameless glass railing systems significantly streamline the installation process, making it an understandable win for this year’s “Best Innovation for Installers.”

SunGuard SuperNeutral SNR 35

Guardian Glass’ SunGuard SuperNeutral SNR 35 coated glass, this year’s winner for “Best Glass or Glass Component,” combines aesthetics and performance, the pinnacle of achievement for any new architectural glass.

A+W iShape

A+W Software’s iShape application, this year’s “Best Innovation for the Factory” winner, aims to speed up the templating process with a template-digitizing software solution.

Ocula Frameless Windscreen

In Sightline Commercial Solutions’ Ocula Frameless Windscreen, this year’s winner for “Best Hardware Product or System,” hardware is minimal but crucial.

This year’s “R&D Award” winner  has a unique origin story. The online platform is  designed to make sourcing quality shop drawings faster and easier.

2023 Glass Magazine Awards: Voting Opens for the Products Competition

Cast your vote in the Glass Magazine Awards products competition by deadline May 27. 

Glass Magazine Awards 2022

Glass industry companies continue to push the envelope, materially and figuratively, innovating high-performance products for tomorrow’s built environment.

R&D Award

Fenex’s new Oversized Flood Window, a flood-resistant and floating debris impact-resistant product, was designed to meet the challenge of extreme weather.

Best Innovation for the Factory

Integrated Automation Systems’ AutoRack 1 speaks to the industry’s need for machinery that reduces the need for labor, while still providing quality and speed.

Best Innovation for Installers

Architectural Grilles & Sunshades offers three models of its most popular sunshades—the Kilkenny, Hercules, and Wexford series—kept in stock, with only a 4- to 5-week lead time.

Best Hardware Product or System

Frameless Hardware Co.’s line of high-security handles, Steincraft ML100 Magnalink Electromagnetic Egress Handles, aims to address security concerns while still maintaining aesthetics.

Best Glass or Glass Component

SunGuard SNR 50 offers architects attractive exteriors, while also creating bright and comfortable interiors.

Best Framing System or Component

The 8010 series single blade sunshade system by C.R. Laurence delivers two key qualities for the façade; controlling solar exposure, and allowing design flexibility.

Best Protective Glazing Project

When it opens later this year, San Francisco’s busy Union Square Station will feature a decorative glass walkable floor/roof system that welcomes commuters into the hub and provides 2-hour, fire-resistive glass courtesy of Safti First Fire Rated Glazing Systems.

Best Project Team

When project glazier Architectural Wall Systems and other stakeholders were approached to construct the Hubbard Center for Children's new patient tower, this year’s winner of Best Project Team, they recognized the the need for a design-assist, integrated project delivery method.

Best Jumbo Glass Project

Garibaldi Glass brought the clean and future-forward look to life at 402 Dunsmuir, a nine-story, 152,000-square-foot glass building located in Vancouver, British Columbia, that was built to attract North America’s top tech and entrepreneurial talent.

Best Green Project

The owner of 915 Broadway Street, a 4-story multi-tenant commercial office building, constructed in 1979, featured 6,000 square feet of single-pane windows which offered little insulation from exterior temperatures. Alpen High Performance Products delivered a cost-effective retrofit solution that…

Best Decorative Glass Application

Members of the general public in Los Angeles using three of LAX Transit’s new transit stations will be able to appreciate glass art installations at each location, installed by Giroux Glass Inc.

Project of the Year Runner Up and Best Feat of Engineering

Employees at Expedia’s new Headquarters in Seattle can gaze out onto the surrounding Olympic mountains, Seattle skyline and Elliott Bay, thanks to the building’s glass cable net walls, designed by Sentech Architectural Systems.

Project of the Year and Best Glass Interior

Located at the peak of a skyscraper, Transcendence I is part of the experiential suite of immersive rooms at Summit One Vanderbilt. The project combines oth­erworldly glass and mirror, fabricated by Cristacurva, with outstanding views of Midtown New York City.  

Project of the Year and Best Feat of Engineering

The grand steel and glass dome of the new Academy Museum of Motion Pictures captured two prizes in the 2021 Glass Magazine Awards. The impressive dome covers about 30,000 square feet of terrace space with a spherical gridshell, providing rain and solar protection for the special exhibition and…

Project of the Year Runner Up 

The almost other-worldly exterior of the new Kinder Building, part of the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, is wrapped with laminated, translucent glass tubes.

Best Protective Glazing Project

The new VA Ambulatory Care Center features an eye-catching glass façade, combining creative geometries and blast resistance.

Best Jumbo Glass Project

In addition to the large lites being used effectively, glass is used throughout the lobby, providing a clean and welcoming aesthetic.

Best Project Team

The Buddy Holly Hall of Performing Arts and Sciences is Lubbock, Texas’s newest landmark. The 220,000-square-foot campus required careful coordination and cooperation for the project team, which manufactured and supplied the metal systems.

Best Green Project

Basecamp Lyngby is a private student and senior residence near Copenhagen in Denmark offering 786 apartments. Recyclable materials, modular construction, and even the organic structure of the façade underline the green design intent of the project.

Best Glass Interior

Pendry West Hollywood, Hotel and Residences is a luxury boutique hotel and condominium complex located on the Sunset Strip in Los Angeles.

Best Decorative Glass Application

The ascending glass spiral of the new Hurricane Maria Memorial in New York City symbolizes the devastating hurricane which struck Puerto Rico in 2017, while simultaneously representing protection against those destructive forces.

Best Innovation for the Factory

A coating machine that applies protective coating onto both sides of the glass through a proprietary chemical vapor deposition process, transforming glass into a high-performing, water-repellent surface

Best Innovation for Installers

An all-glass entrance system solution that significantly improves on what is perhaps the most-specified rail system on the market.

Best Hardware Product or System

Bi-folding and sliding door and wall systems offer grand scale and minimal hardware for unobstructed views, along with acoustical and thermal benefits.

Best Glass or Glass Component

HMI’s C.10 with Microban is a protective glass coating that incorporates antimicrobial technology. Any glass shower enclosure manufactured by the company can be coated with the product.

Best Framing System or Component

The greater system depth, combined with three thermal performance options and two glass plane options, makes this a highly versatile framing system, bridging the gap between traditional framing systems and low-rise curtain walls.

R&D Award

This development combines architectural style seen in other regions with the windborne debris resistance required in hurricane zones.

Vote in the Glass Magazine Awards Products Competition

Vote for the industry’s best in the products' voting competition for the Glass Magazine Awards. Complete your ballot by July 14 to have your vote counted.

Innovation During Crisis | Special Recognition Program

The Glass Magazine Awards program recognizes the best and brightest innovations in glass industry products and projects. This year’s special recognition program highlights how the industry innovated in response to the demands and dangers created by the COVID-19 pandemic.  

2019 Glass Magazine Awards

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. 

2019 Glass Magazine Awards: At the Cutting Edge

The winners of the 2019 Glass Magazine Awards showcase cutting-edge design and engineering, next-level innovations, collaborative and creative problem-solving, exciting aesthetic possibilities and more. Winners boast everything from a striking wave-form façade in the heart of New York’s downtown…

Innovations in Glass

Glass Magazine thanks GGI for sponsoring this year’s Glass Magazine Awards.   This year’s Glass Magazine Award winners are innovators, blazing trails in the industry with complex façades, sophisticated manufacturing and design technologies, and multi-faceted high-performance products. The winning…