Cultural and Collaborative Spaces Embrace Glass Design

Sponsored by Guardian Glass
1 AIA LU/HSW; 0.1 ICC CEU; 0.1 IACET CEU*; 1 AIBD P-CE; AAA 1 Structured Learning Hour; This course can be self-reported to the AANB, as per their CE Guidelines; AAPEI 1 Structured Learning Hour; This course can be self-reported to the AIBC, as per their CE Guidelines.; MAA 1 Structured Learning Hour; This course can be self-reported to the NLAA.; This course can be self-reported to the NSAA; NWTAA 1 Structured Learning Hour; OAA 1 Learning Hour; SAA 1 Hour of Core Learning

Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe the glass design strategies that provided increased energy performance on the highlighted projects.
  2. Discuss the role glass and glazing techniques play in bringing architecture and nature into harmony for various building types.
  3. Identify a number of glass design strategies used in the featured office spaces to enhance worker comfort and satisfaction.
  4. Explore glass fenestration options that support both the building performance and aesthetic goals of the projects.

This course is part of the Glass in Architecture Academy

This course is part of the The Glass in Architecture Academy

Below are a set of links to building type studies from Architectural Record, which are in-depth analyses of particular kinds of buildings, with photos, drawings, specifications, detailed descriptions, and design solutions. Click on each link below, read the article then complete the quiz to earn your credit and certificate of completion.

From performing arts centers and community libraries to modern workplace design, this course highlights several examples of how glass elevates today’s spaces by putting a light-filled, high-performing, energy-efficient, contemporary spin on modern architecture.

Sou Fujimoto Melds the Hungarian House of Music with its Natural Surroundings
Naomi Pollock, FAIA

Google Re-Envisions the Workplace at its New Bay View Campus
Sarah Amelar

For Uber's Headquarters, SHoP Reinvents the Glass Box with "Breathing Facades"
The San Francisco complex offers an alternative to the conventional office tower.
John King

Hearing Lab

Photo © Iwan Baan

House of Music

Guardian Glass Guardian Glass, a major business unit of Guardian Industries, is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of float,coated, and fabricated glass products, offering a range of low-emissivity and interior glass options to meet performance and design requirements.


Originally published in November 2022