Bendheim Project Receives Award from the Glass Association of North America (GANA)

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The Glass Association of North America recognizes this parking project for outstanding architectural use of glass, both functional and aesthetic.

Lamberts channel glass provided by Bendheim Wall Systems, Inc. for the Santa Monica Civic Center Parking Structure in California recently earned it the 2007 “Design in Glass” Award from the Glass Association of North America (GANA). The award recognizes excellence in the use of glass in architectural design.

The Santa Monica Civic Center Parking Structure is the first LEED-certified garage in the United States. Designed by Moore Ruble Yudell Architects, the building features tempered, back-painted Lamberts Prismasolar® texture channel glass set in a custom frame system. The colored channel glass pieces are angled to act as a rain screen and provide proper ventilation while adding intricacy and light to the six-story pre-cast concrete parking structure.
Colors include blues and greens reflecting the ocean toward the west, and orange and red reflecting the sunrise toward the east; neon lights installed behind every tenth channel create a glowing façade at night. Cantilevered glass canopies near the lower level project colors onto the ground surface and photovoltaic roof panels provide energy.
“We are honored to have GANA recognize Bendheim Wall Systems’ channel glass for its contribution to good architectural design,” said Robert Jayson, President of Bendheim.  “This award is a compliment to a project showcasing energy efficiency, sustainability and the first-time usage of colored channel glass in the U.S.”
About Bendheim

Bendheim is one of the world’s foremost resources for specialty architectural glass. Founded in New York City in 1927, the fourth-generation, family-owned company offers a virtually unlimited range of in-stock and custom architectural glass varieties. Bendheim develops, fabricates, and distributes its products worldwide. The company maintains production facilities in New Jersey and an extensive showroom in New York City