Volume 40,   Issue 5                                  May 2005

Issue @ Hand

I’d only been working for USGlass a few months when I met Greg Carney, technical director for the Glass Association of North America, at a conference in Dallas. For many people in the industry he is a resource, teacher, counselor and friend. He is the person to whom many people turn first with technical questions, for clarification or just to learn. His advice and opinion is valued by many—and he’s pretty savvy with a camera. With that said, when such a person comes to you with an idea, you listen. 

As Greg explained to me, architectural glass is being used in so many innovative ways that a photo contest would be an ideal opportunity to recognize some of these uses. Wow! What a great idea. Glass, in all its many shapes, configurations, forms and textures, affords such an amazing abundance of design possibilities. Interior glazing, especially, is taking off as a hot design trend. So much, in fact, that assistant editor Brigid O’Leary explored the topic and wrote about it in this issue (see page 44).

As Greg and I continued to discuss the photo contest we talked about how we could offer different categories ranging from high-rise commercial to high-end residential; commercial interiors to innovative exteriors—the list could be endless. And with that conversation we created what we are calling the First Annual GANA and USGlass Photo Contest.

How do I enter, you ask? Just visit www.usglassmag.com and you’ll find contest requirements and details as well as an entry form. Contest winners will be recognized in USGlass magazine as well as during Glass Week 2006. So grab your camera and get to clicking! 

Photography is a pastime and hobby for many of us. The Neiman-Marcus picture above left was taken by Greg and our art director Brenda Cabrera took the photos shown here of the Strathmore in Maryland, which we used as the cover photo of the spring Architects’ Guide to Glass. Have you taken some pictures that show an interesting usage of glass? We want to see them. Send them in and you may just make the pages of USGlass. 

—Ellen Giard Chilcoat

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