Volume 25, Issue 1 - January/February 2011

From the Editor

Innovation at its Best

I am continuously amazed at all of the creative, innovative ways in which glass can be used. As an example, just take a look at assistant editor Katie Hodge’s project profile of the Campbell’s Soup employee services building on page 8. As you will read, this building, designed by the Philadelphia-based architectural firm KlingStubbins, features a massive glass wall constructed of backpainted red glass—and not just any shade of red. It’s Campbell’s Soup red. It’s the type of project that illustrates what can be accomplished when creative minds and thinking outside the box come together.

In addition to the pages of the Architects’ Guide to Glass & Metal magazine, you can also read about some interesting and creative glass projects in our bi-weekly e-newsletter. In each issue we’ve been showcasing different projects that feature brilliant glass and glazing materials. Now, to give our readers a more in-depth look at what it takes to bring these creations to life, we’re giving our newsletter a facelift. For starters, each edition will have greater visual appeal, with large images detailing our “Project of the Week.” This showcase selection will highlight the use of glass and really detail all that’s possible in architecture. Energy efficiency, decorative, interior and even exterior applications, the possibilities are endless given the many ways in which glass is being used today.

With that said, we need to hear from you! Send us images, a description of what you consider to be your most innovative glass projects and tell us what makes the work so significant. Your contribution may just become one of our featured “Projects of the Week.”

To submit your project, just e-mail me at Be sure to include the name and location of the project, images and a short description.

Also, if you’re not already receiving our bi-weekly e-newsletter, be sure to sign up by visiting It’s free and is a great visually informative look at all the ways glass is taking shape in architecture.

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