June 13, 2018
Giroux Glass attends a Dodger game.

Fun Night at Dodger Stadium

On Tuesday night, a group of us spent a beautiful summer night watching our own “Boys of Summer,” The Los Angeles Dodgers, play the Texas Rangers.  It’s become a Giroux Glass tradition for a big group to attend a baseball game together, and we’re all thankful to our Culture Committee, for coming up with yet another fun activity for all of us to enjoy. From the long walk from the parking lot, uphill in Chavez Ravine, one of the best aspects of going to a game is the hilltop panoramic view of the city, from where our ever-growing collection of [...]
May 22, 2018
Giroux Glass at Aria PokerGo Studio, Las Vegas, NV

Who Needs a Crane!

Although a crane is a much easier way to set oversized glass, it’s not always an option, given the installation setting and restrictions. When this recently was the case, our Las Vegas-based Giroux Glass glazing crew went back to their roots, and installed four units of glass at 990-pounds each, the old fashioned way…. Seen in this three-part video shouldering these half-ton monstrosities, are some of our Giroux Glass journeymen glaziers, foremen, and field superintendents, including: Robert Walker, Tyrone Wade, Jason Wagner, Brian Burton, Joe Barraza, Justin Kroman, Mike Morelli, Joel Marin, Kyle Irete, Mike Duran, Eugene Cornett, Brandon Johnson, [...]
May 11, 2018

The New LAFC Training Facility

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 [...]
May 3, 2018

May the 4th Be With You

“May the 4th be with you.” What started as pun warmly shared by fans has become a full-fledged Star Wars holiday: Star Wars Day, a special annual celebration of the galaxy far, far away. To celebrate, we thought it would be fun to share about some behind-the-scenes construction of The Void’s Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire, an immersive, location-based virtual reality experience at Downtown Disney in Anaheim, CA which places visitors inside the Star Wars universe. Late last year, Giroux Glass was called in to furnish and install an exterior curtain wall system, exterior automatic all-glass sliding door system, and entrance glazing at this particular location [...]
April 26, 2018
Papyrus at Westfield Century City. Giroux Glass with DDC Group Inc./Ni Designs

Inspiring Creativity at Papyrus, Century City

If you’ve visited Westfield Century City recently (formerly known as the Century Square Shopping Center), it’s very likely that you’ve seen some of Giroux Glass’ handiwork as you explored the gorgeous, newly-updated outdoor mall. Our latest post describing our work at the mall detailed construction of the expansive, three-level Nordstrom flagship store, completed by our Commercial team. This time, our High-End Design department partnered with DDC Group, Inc. (general contractor) to bring the visions of Ni Design to life at the new Papyrus store, just around the corner from the Nordstrom E-Bar. My team’s task at Papyrus was to procure and [...]
April 19, 2018
Giroux Glass at Silver Lake Medical Center

To Us, It’s More Than Just a Board-Up

It’s been said that leadership makes you run toward the fire. It takes courage, vision, selflessness, and other qualities of good leadership to act nobly on the spot. At this point in your life, do you tend to face challenging, trying circumstances head-on, or do you run from them? Our character is manifested in the choices we ultimately make. These moments that call us to act will always surprise us; we may find ourselves in these situations at home, on the freeway, at a concert, at work–anywhere! As I observe the team of people who surround me at work, I’m [...]
April 12, 2018
Giroux Glass Las Vegas Tru Hotel Hilton

Tru by Hilton Las Vegas Airport Hotel

We are proud to say that we worked on a beautiful new hotel in Las Vegas with a completely different concept, aimed affordably at the young-at-heart. Tru by Hilton has recently opened a new location near McCarran International Airport. The 166-room hotel is currently the largest to operate under this new Hilton brand,  and is the eighth one to open in the U.S., one of the 470 planned in the future. What I find really interesting is that this hotel is owned by the United Brotherhood of Carpenters, and is  located conveniently next to the Carpenters’ Union Campus. That affiliation is made very [...]
April 3, 2018
Giroux Glass on UNLV College of Hospitality

New School of Hospitality at UNLV

Fifty years ago, a small “hotel” department at a little-known university in the desert started as the “College of Hotel Administration.” Over the next five decades, it became the University of Nevada at Las Vegas’ (UNLV’s) flagship program, and one of the top-ranked hospitality colleges in the world. To celebrate its fiftieth anniversary this Spring, the college launched its new state-of-the art academic building, renaming it, “William F. Harrah College of Hospitality.” The new LEED Silver Certified building was designed by Carpenter Sellers Del Gatto Architects, and McCarthy Building Group and Giroux Glass played a major role in making the beautiful [...]