Volume 29, Issue 2 - Summer 2015

From the Editor

Architects, Glass and … Let’s Leave it at That

It’s no secret that architects are the readers of this publication. One would find it hard to argue otherwise, especially considering the first word is “Architects’.” The possessive apostrophe really drives the point home, too, doesn’t it?

But this particular edition is … well … even more architecturally-oriented than the last few. It’s only fitting, given that it is published around the same time as the American Institute of Architects (AIA) 2015 National Convention was held in Atlanta, May 14-16.

We’ve got the show covered from the glass and metal side, as you’ll see in our products review on pages 24-32.

We cover the design and construction of the massive new skylight-topped and glass-heavy Harvard Art Museums in this issue. The story is told almost primarily through the voice of the architects, Payette and Renzo Piano Building Workshop. It was an incredible project, and one in which the architects certainly have taken great pride, given its intricacies and demand for immeasurable collaboration.


“The architect community is driving glass manufacturers, fabricators and glaziers to do some incredible things, and the more it pushes the industry, the more the industry will be involved in making the architects’ dreams come to fruition.”

The project proves how increasingly critical it is for the designers, contract glaziers and engineers to be on the same page—very early, and very often. The architectural community is driving glass manufacturers, fabricators and glaziers to do some incredible things, and the more it pushes the industry, the more the industry will be involved in making the architects’ dreams come to fruition.

Tell us about the projects you’re working on, what you’re doing with glass, and what you hope the future holds for our favorite building product. Email me at nstdenis@glass.com.

Because—let’s be honest—we know glass is your favorite building material, too.

AGG

Architects' Guide to Glass & Metal
2015 Copyright Key Communications Inc. All rights reserved. 
No reproduction of any type without expressed written permission.