Guardian Glass honored six outstanding projects at its annual awards dinner March 2, held in conjunction with the Building Envelope Contractors (BEC) Conference in Nashville, Tennessee.

“Last night was about recognizing projects that use Guardian SunGuard coated glass and the glaziers and fabricators who helped bring those buildings to life,” said Rick Zoulek, Vice President, Guardian Glass, Americas. “These projects and their facade design showcase why glass is a preferred building material in commercial construction. We thank the glaziers and fabricators for their commitment to excellence and ongoing partnership. Congratulations to all the nominees for their hard work and dedication to our SunGuard program. We look forward to working together in this new decade.”

The following winning projects received special recognition:


Small (less than 10,000 square feet of glazing)

The Union at Easton Park

Austin, Texas

Glazier: Floyd’s Glass

Fabricator: TriStar Glass

Architect: Gensler

Product: Guardian SunGuard SNX 51/23 coating on clear glass

Photo Credit: Dror Baldinger


Medium (10,000-49,999 square feet of glazing)

USC Student Health Center

Columbia, South Carolina

Glazier: Graham-Hodge Associates

Fabricator: Trulite Atlanta

Architect: Quackenbush Architects + Planners

Product: Guardian SunGuard SNX 62/27 coating on clear glass

Photo Credit: Charles Davis Smith


Large (50,000-99,999 square feet of glazing)

Anna Shaw Children's Institute
Dalton, Georgia

Glazier: Gardner Glass

Fabricator: Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope - Covington

Architect: ESa (Earl Swensson Associates)

Product: Guardian SunGuard SNX 62/27 coating on clear and green glass

Photo Credit: Photo by Chad Mellon


Large (50,000-99,999 square feet of glazing)

Ellipse Luxury Apartments

Jersey City, New Jersey

Glazier and Fabricator: BV Glazing Systems

Architect: Arquitectonica

Product: Guardian SunGuard AG 50 coating on clear glass

Photo Credit: Tectonic Photo


Extra Large (100,000-199,999 square feet of glazing)

Conrad Washington D.C. Hotel

Washington, D.C.

Glazier: TSI Exterior Wall Systems

Fabricator: Cristacurva

Architect: Herzog & De Meuron

Product: Guardian SunGuard AG 43 coating on UltraClear glass

Photo Credit: Eric Petschek


Monumental (greater than 200,000 square feet of glazing)

Southport Office Complex

Renton, Washington

Glazier: Walters & Wolf

Fabricator: Vitrum Glass Group

Architect: Zimmer Gunsul Frasca - Seattle

Product: Guardian SunGuard SNX 62/27 on clear glass

Photo Credit: Benjamin Benschneider Photography