Guardian Glass honored the glaziers and fabricators of six commercial projects at its 5th annual Commercial Project Awards event March 28. More than 50 recently completed projects were nominated. 

“Guardian Glass is privileged to recognize these outstanding commercial projects from our glazier and fabricator partners,” said Rick Zoulek, Executive Vice President, Guardian Glass. “Glaziers and fabricators play an integral role in taking an architect’s glass vision to reality, so we are grateful for the opportunity to partner with them on these amazing projects.

“We look forward to continued collaboration in 2022. Our team is committed to delivering the product solutions that will deliver the next round of exciting new projects.”

Guardian adopted a new process for this year’s awards: The projects were grouped based on location, and the six winners were selected by judges who represent the glass industry as leaders of trade publications, conferences and associations:

  • Katy Devlin, Associate Publisher and Editor in Chief, Glass Magazine
  • Patrick Flannery, Editor, Annex Business Media’s Light Construction Group (Glass Canada, Fenestration Review, Canadian Contractor and Canadian Rental Service)
  • Andrew Haring, Vice President of Business Development, National Glass Association
  • Ellen Rogers, Editor, USGlass and Architects’ Guide to Glass & Metal


Guardian Glass thanks the judges for lending their expertise to the awards process and for their work as enthusiastic advocates for the glass industry.

The judges selected the following projects to be honored as this year’s Guardian Glass Commercial Project Award Winners


Western U.S.

Clifford L. Allenby Building

Sacramento, California

Size: Large (50,000-99,999 square feet)

Products: Guardian SunGuard® SNX 51/23 and SNR 43 on clear

Glazier: Walters & Wolf

Fabricator: Garibaldi Glass

Architect: ZGF 

Photo Credit: © Connie Zhou

The judges described the Clifford L. Allenby Building as a stunning example of advanced energy efficiency design, while the subtle blues of the glass add character. Using glass to amplify daylighting and views helped the architect and owner focus on employee wellness.


Midwestern U.S.

Henry Ford Cancer Institute

Detroit, Michigan

Size: Medium (10,000-49,999 square feet)

Product: Guardian SunGuard® SuperNeutral® 68 on clear

Glazier: Contract Glaziers

Fabricator: Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope® - Montreal

Architect: SmithGroup

Photo Credit: Justin Maconochie

The judges appreciated the classic industrial look coupled with modern glass elements in the Henry Ford Cancer Institute. 

Eastern U.S.

Springfield High School

Springfield, Pennsylvania

Size: Medium (10,000-49,999 square feet)

Products: Guardian SunGuard® SNX 62/27 and SuperNeutral® 54 on clear

Glazier: Entrance Systems Inc.

Fabricator: Trulite Glass & Aluminum Solutions

Architect: Schrader Group Architecture

Photo Credit: Halkin Mason Photography

The judges were particularly impressed by the striking three-story glass entryway that creates openness while meeting performance goals at Springfield High School.


Southeastern U.S.

Long Bridge Aquatics & Fitness Center

Arlington, Virginia

Size: Medium (10,000-49,999 square feet)

Product: Guardian SunGuard® SNX 62/27 on clear

Glazier: Revolution Window Systems

Fabricator: Press Glass, Inc.

Architect: Page

Photo Credit: © Albert Vecerka | Esto

The judges called the Long Bridge Aquatics & Fitness Center a great example of bird-friendly design.\


Richardson Innovation Centre

Winnipeg, Manitoba

Size: Medium (10,000-49,999 square feet)

Products: Guardian SunGuard® SNX 62/27 on UltraClear®

Glazier: Glass 8 Inc.

Fabricator: Garibaldi Glass

Architect: Number 10 Architectural Group

Photo Credit: Stationpoint Photographic

The judges cited Richardson Innovation Centre for using frit not just for appearance but for energy efficiency in a setting where solar gain will be key.




Guadalajara, Mexico

Size: Small (≤10,000 square feet)

Products: Guardian Deco HT® on ExtraClear®

Glazier: euroasociados

Fabricator: MegaGlass

Architect: Dipro Innovation Design & TOGA

Photo Credit: Felipe Carrasco


While calling out the application of decorative glass on Lunaria, the judges were also impressed with the engineering, illustrating the versatility and capabilities of glass as both art and building material.


Special Category Awards

Guardian also recognized two projects for their unique glass applications, and offered the public the chance to vote for a People’s Choice winner: 

  • Alexandria Real Estate Headquarters for use of bent glass
  1. Pasadena, California
  2. Product: Guardian SunGuard® SuperNeutral® 68 on clear
  3. Glazier: Walters & Wolf
  4. Fabricator: Cristacurva
  5. Architect: Gensler
  6. Photo Credit: Hunter Kerhart
  • Kraken Community Iceplex for use of Guardian’s newest coating, SunGuard® SNE 50/25
    1. Seattle, Washington
    2. Product: Guardian SunGuard® SNE 50/25
    3. Glazier: Mission Glass
    4. Fabricator: Hartung Glass
    5. Architect: Generator Studio
    6. Photo Credit: Guardian Glass
  • Park + Ford Apartments received the most votes to take the People’s Choice crown
    1. Alexandria, Virginia
    2. Product: Guardian SunGuard® SuperNeutral® 68 on clear
    3. Glazier: Advanced Window
    4. Fabricator: Quest Window Systems, Inc.
    5. Architect: Bonstra | Haresign ARCHITECTS
    6. Photo Credit: Guardian Glass