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Six Finalists for RIBA Stirling Price Announced
The London Shard (Michel Denance)  The shortlist for the 2014 Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Stirling Prize for the best new building has been announced, and the six buildings ...
New Glass Labyrinth in Kansas City a Real Piece of Work
labryrinthCreating a large piece of art takes a lot of coordination, particularly when it isn’t technically being “built” by the artist. It takes even more coordination ...
Five Guardian Glass Projects Win Architectural Design Award
Five projects that include Guardian glass are among the 12 winners of the 2014 Innovative Design in Engineering and Architecture with Structural Steel award, conducted ...
USGBC Ranks Canada as Top Country for LEED Outside U.S.
The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) ranked the top 10 countries for LEED® outside of the United States, and it didn’t have to look very ...
NFRC Promotes User-Friendly Building Energy Codes
When architects have questions about commercial glazing and building codes, Ray McGowan says the National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) can be a good resource. That, ...

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Lite Notes

By Ellen Rogers
My Kind of Town
As I See It by Ellen Rogers

Greetings from Chicago! I am excited to be back here for the American Institute of Architects National Convention. This is one of my favorite trade shows, and the trade show is packed with tons of new glass and metal products and as well as attendees taking them all in. Of course the USGlass/Architects’ Guide to [...]

Architectural Insights

By Chris Ward
Cathedrals of Glass
Architectural Insights by Chris Ward

The Crystal Cathedral in Garden Grove, Calif., designed by Phillip Johnson in 1980, remains one of the most iconic buildings in the world. Vertical and horizontal glass attached to space frames creates a dynamic experience both interior and exterior. I can easily believe the story of Johnson taking Dr. Robert Schuller’s experience in starting the [...]

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