The first phase of the Lions Park Library project is now complete. The new library, located in Costa Mesa, California, replaced the Donald Dungan Library. At over double the square footage of the older building, renovations by our Giroux Glass team included two-story ceiling height, skylights and a substantial amount of glazing. The new facility is now officially open, and the second phase of the project will focus on the old Community Center, with an upgraded storefront and skylights. This project presented some unique areas of concern. The construction of the curved structural glass wall, as well as the integration [...]
There’s been much buzz in Southern California lately over the construction of stadiums and sports facilities, including the brand new Los Angeles Football Club (LAFC) training facility, built on the campus of California State University, Los Angeles, and officially opened for use in April 2018. According to the LAFC, the $30 million investment, in addition to a $1.6 million partnership with the university to be used in renovating existing facilities around campus and creating new master’s program in which students get hands-on experience with the Club, is already getting rave reviews from its new tenants. “It’s incredible,” Tyler Miller (LAFC [...]
Our High-End Design team and I, as the project manager, recently wrapped-up glass and glazing work for an upscale, private gym space in Century City. The gym is perched atop a parking structure, open to eye-catching views of the sun rising and setting on the beautiful Los Angeles cityscape. Giroux Glass worked closely with Swinerton Builders, the general contractor; the architects at SOM; Trulite, who provided glass; and PRL, who supplied frames and sliders, all used to construct curtain wall, entrance doors, and sliding doors throughout the new gym. Thanks to our crew of Union glaziers (listed below) for completing the [...]
Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, launched its daily Los Angeles—Abu Dhabi service in 2014, and has been the site of some recent Giroux Glass work on the new Etihad Airways Lounge in the Tom Bradley International Terminal at LAX. The airline previously used Star Alliance lounges for its business and first-class customers, before recently opening its own.