W&W Glass’ Elmhurst Library Wins 2017 Best of Design Award!

W&W Glass’ Elmhurst Library Wins 2017 Best of Design Award!

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The Elmhurst Community Library project featuring W&W Glass’ Pilkington Planar™ point-supported structural glass cubes has won a Best of Design Award in the Civic – Educational category in the 2017 Best of Design Awards by THE ARCHITECTS NEWSPAPER. Congratulations to all teams involved with this spectacular project!

2017 Best of Design Awards for Civic – Educational

 
 
2017 Best of Design Awards for Civic – Educational. Elmhurst Community Library, Marpillero Pollak Architects (Courtesy Marpillero Pollak Architects)

2017 Best of Design Award for Civic – Educational: Elmhurst Community Library

Architect: Marpillero Pollak Architects
Location: Queens, New York

With over 80,000 users speaking more than 57 languages, Elmhurst is the second-busiest circulating library of the 64 in Queens Library’s network. The building’s massing maximizes the impact of an existing community park and highlights the civic role of two reading rooms that emit a welcoming glow after sunset. The main circulation spine extends the streetscape toward a group of trees in the block interior. A system of brightly colored “portals” supports orientation and interaction among programmatic spaces catering to diverse age groups, reinforcing the library’s neighborhood significance. The main architectural elements are two structural glass cubes that position patrons within the community park and on the urban thoroughfare of Broadway. The park cube makes legibile the operations of the library’s two main floors with a monumental stair grounded by a bookshelf, while the Broadway cube floats above the main entry displaying the work 955 Shapes by artist Allan McCollum.

“This handsome new library takes full advantage of its site with its richness in textures and colors, and provides a welcoming cultural and educational resource for this Queens community.” —Irene Sunwoo, Director of Exhibitions, GSAPP (juror)

 

Structural Engineer:
Severud Associates

General Contractor:
Stalco Construction

Percent for Art (Selected Artist):
Allan McCollum

Structural Glass:
W&W Glass

Material Supplier for Terra-cotta Rainscreen:
Boston Valley Terra Cotta

 

Honorable Mention

Project: Lakeview Pantry
ArchitectWheeler Kearns Architects
Location: Chicago, Illinois

 

 

Lakeview Pantry, Wheeler Kearns Architects (Tom Harris)

Lakeview Pantry has transformed a dilapidated pet daycare into its first permanent home. Located adjacent to an L station, the renovated building immediately sends a welcoming message to both neighbors and clients with its large storefront windows and colorful, bright interiors. The goal of the architecture is to create a space that provides dignity to those in a time of need, furthering the Pantry’s mission.

 

Honorable Mention

Project: University of California, San Diego Jacobs Medical Center
Architect:CannonDesign
Location: La Jolla, California

 

 

University of California, San Diego Jacobs Medical Center, CannonDesign (Tim Griffith)

The ten-story UC San Diego Jacobs Medical Center functions as three medical specialty centers—housing inpatient services for high-risk obstetrics and neonatal care, cancer care, and advanced surgical care. The building’s overall curvilinear form was driven not only by the design of the patient units, but also by the goals of capitalizing on views, maximizing daylight, and minimizing solar gain and glare. The elevated gardens and terraces bring nature up to the patient level.

 

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W&W Glass LLC is a family owned business with a 70-year history in the metal and glass industry, one of the largest metal and glass companies in the New York metropolitan area and the largest supplier of structural glass systems in the country. We have over two decades of experience in the design and installation of various building enclosure systems, including stick-built curtain walls, pre-glazed unitized curtain walls, Pilkington Planar structural glass facades, and custom metal and glass enclosure systems. We install all of our work with our own dedicated union labor force. W&W is consistently the largest employer of glaziers in the NY metropolitan area.

W&W Glass Makes 2017 ENR Top 600 Specialty Contractors List

 

We are very proud to have once again made ENR’s Top 600 Specialty Contractors list!

We’re listed at #4 on The Top 20 Firms in Glazing and Curtain Wall and #137 on The Top 600 List!

 

View the list online here: https://www.enr.com/toplists/2017-Top-600-Specialty-Contractors-1.

 

Please also enjoy the associated cover story in which our Managing Partner Michael Haber chimes in on certain aspects of the industry. Excerpt provided below:

 

“While subcontractors are giving more input into the construction process, many complain that some owners and GCs continue to impose tough contract conditions. Contracts are becoming more onerous, requiring longer legal reviews and costs. “Gone are the days of a handshake and signature. Many contracts require quite a bit of back-and-forth for weeks or even months before getting someone on board,” says Michael Haber, managing partner of W&W Glass.”

 

Read the original article here: https://www.enr.com/articles/43122-the-top-600-when-will-the-hot-market-cool-off.

 

W&W Glass LLC is a family owned business with a 70-year history in the metal and glass industry, one of the largest metal and glass companies in the New York metropolitan area and the largest supplier of structural glass systems in the country. We have over two decades of experience in the design and installation of various building enclosure systems, including stick-built curtain walls, pre-glazed unitized curtain walls, Pilkington Planar™ structural glass facades, and custom metal and glass enclosure systems. We install all of our work with our own dedicated union labor force. W&W is consistently the largest employer of glaziers in the NY metropolitan area.

 

 

Elmhurst Library Project Wins Award

AIA Brooklyn + Queens Design Awards winners announced

Awards East
(Courtesy Marpillero Pollak Architects)

(Courtesy Marpillero Pollak Architects)

 

This year, the AIA chapters of Brooklyn, Queens, The Bronx, and Staten Island, all collaborated for the awards. They’re aiming to promote chapter members and affiliates by recognizing (as stated in a press release) “the best architecture and professionals that Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, and The Bronx can offer.” A jury from AIA Long Island sifted through more than 100 entries, and after a month’s worth of deliberation, allocated awards in 13 categories; each AIA Chapter also has its own award.

 

(Courtesy Bade Stageberg Cox)

2017 Brooklyn Chapter Award
Casa de Sombra
Bade Stageberg Cox

(Courtesy ZAD)

2017 Queens Chapter Award
Spire Lofts
Zambrano Architectural Design


 

(Courtesy v+b)

2017 Staten Island Chapter Award
Midtown Redevelopment Project: The City of Monessen
v+b Architects

(Courtesy Marpillero Pollak Architects)

Read original article here!

 

W&W Glass LLC is a family owned business with a 70-year history in the metal and glass industry, one of the largest metal and glass companies in the New York metropolitan area and the largest supplier of structural glass systems in the country. We have over two decades of experience in the design and installation of various building enclosure systems, including stick-built curtain walls, pre-glazed unitized curtain walls, Pilkington Planar™ structural glass facades, and custom metal and glass enclosure systems. We install all of our work with our own dedicated union labor force. W&W is consistently the largest employer of glaziers in the NY metropolitan area.

195 Broadway Wins 2017 AIA NYS Excelsior Awards for Historic Preservation!

W&W Glass is proud to have one of our projects receive a 2017 AIA NYS Excelsior Award for Historic Preservation for the work at 195 Broadway along with architect Gabellini Sheppard!

 

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AIA NYS Excelsior Awards honor publicly funded projects across the State, recognizing design with purpose, to be used by the public and demonstrate the opportunity for creative transformation of New York’s communities.

 

AIA New York State, Inc., is an organization of The American Institute of Architects primarily exists to influence state legislation in connection with the practice of Architecture and remains the primary reason for its existence today. Check out their website here.

 

Project Highlights:

  • Location: 195 Broadway New York, New York
  • Building Type: Commercial Office
  • Architect: Gabellini Sheppard
  • Owner/Developer: L&L Holding Company
  • Construction Manager/General Contractor:Sciame Construction, LLC
  • Installer: W&W Glass, LLC
  • Materials:

    Interior Glass Wall Partition Vitrines and Entrances

    Products:

    Oversized Jumbo SentryGlas® Low-Iron Laminated Glass, Custom Bronze Patch Plate Hardware

 

Check out the official press release from the AIA NYS office by clicking here.

Check out the full project profile by clicking here.

Check out our recent project blog by clicking here.

 

W&W Glass LLC is a family owned business with a 70-year history in the metal and glass industry, one of the largest metal and glass companies in the New York metropolitan area and the largest supplier of structural glass systems in the country. We have over two decades of experience in the design and installation of various building enclosure systems, including stick-built curtain walls, pre-glazed unitized curtain walls, Pilkington Planar™ structural glass facades, and custom metal and glass enclosure systems. We install all of our work with our own dedicated union labor force. W&W is consistently the largest employer of glaziers in the NY metropolitan area.

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