Bendheim Channel Glass in Montclair State University Student Recreation Center

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Illuminated With Energy-Efficient LED Lights, Channel Glass Wall Creates User-Programmable Light Show.

Bendheim Wall Systems’ Lamberts channel glass is a prominent design element in the new Montclair State University Student Recreation Center. Energy-efficient, programmable LED lights illuminate the curved interior channel glass wall and breathe energy into the state-of-the-art facility. It is a powerful visual draw welcoming visitors from among the 16,000 students attending the university.


The 78,000 square foot Center is dedicated to students’ health and fitness activities and provides a variety of programs and facilities including a natatorium and gymnasium. The entrance lobby has clear views of the exercise and nutrition areas. Central to this area are the 20-foot tall parallel, single-glazed channel glass walls which provide a sweeping backdrop to the curved center staircase. The computer-controlled LED system can display an infinite array of light shows, giving the entire space a sense of excitement and movement. The curtain of glass literally glows from within.
Working with RDG Planning & Design of Des Moines, IA, Bendheim Wall Systems, Inc. provided its tempered, 504 Rough Cast textured channel glass, certified by the Safety Glazing Certification Council, as well as the proprietary frame system.
“Lamberts channel glass is best known for its large-scale exterior projects featuring expansive walls of glass,” said Robert Jayson, President of Bendheim. “Montclair State University Student Recreation Center is a powerful example of how channel glass can be an essential design element when successfully incorporated into a building’s interior space.”
Bendheim Wall Systems’ Lamberts channel glass is translucent, U-shaped glass used to create sweeping walls of glass, including curves and corners, without the need for intermediate framing members. Reaching heights up to 23 feet, it is an ideal daylighting material and contains as much as 60 percent recycled glass, including up to 40 percent post-consumer. Many award-winning projects feature striking Bendheim supplied Lamberts channel glass walls and elements; among them, The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art by Steven Holl and The Santa Monica Civic Center Parking Structure by Moore Ruble Yudell.
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