We found out this week that Giroux Glass will soon be a part of an exciting addition to the Los Angeles cultural scene: the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art. Right in the back yard of our downtown headquarters location, the new museum will be at Exposition Park, at the University of Southern California. Founded by philanthropist and filmmaker George Lucas and his wife, business woman, Mellody Hobson, the new museum will exhibit a permanent collection and rotate paintings, photography, illustration, cinematic art and digital art from Lucas’s personal collection, and will also include a Star Wars exhibit. Educational programming will provide interesting [...]
Russell South, project manager for Giroux Glass in Los Angeles, says storefront systems, which are used for first floor applications, typically are 10 to 12 feet in height. Window wall usually is installed beginning with the second floor with a storefront system on the ground floor. Curtainwall systems can be used on any floor.
Located in a private and secluded residential area at the top of a hill, the Elrod House has been home to many notable occupants through the years. The 1968 hilltop residence is being completely renovated, and this is the first of what we hope will be more future projects with general contractor DBGC. The scope of our work: this is our first time working on this historic house – it’s been recently purchased and currently undergoing a major remodel. As part of this renovation a newly designed opening will allow greater natural light through the ceiling allowing for the installation [...]
Glass Magazine’s Reader Photo Contest highlights exceptional interior glass and photography by their readers. Editors asked for photos that showcase innovative interior glass applications, from staircases to glass partitions. The Photo Contest celebrates what’s possible with interior glass and to recognize the complexity and aesthetic value from our industry. Finalists and winners were selected through internal review, as well as a public voting and the Lions Park Library project in Costa Mesa was awarded an Honorable Mention. As noted in Glass Magazine, “Young adult readers can enjoy the new Teen Room at the newly renovated Lions Park Library in Costa [...]
As a great way to connect with Giroux Glass’ Western Region sales team and discuss all of the new product offerings, as well as learn even more about Viracon’s insulating, laminated and monolithic architectural glass products, we arranged a tour of their facility. Make no mistake, our main goal of this visit was to be educated on Viracon’s production and sales model, and to be offered feedback regarding strengths and opportunities. An open invitation was sent to view the facility of one of the largest and certainly the best glass fabricator in North America, and among the best in the [...]
Last week as we celebrated our twentieth anniversary in Las Vegas, we also celebrated the resilience of the people in our company responsible for our success and longevity. A dream may have brought us here, but resilience kept us here. Through the years of highs and lows, the strength of our people was the constant reason for our decision to stay in Las Vegas. The challenges always brought out the best in our team and we are so fortunate that many of our original team members are still with us now. The fast pace and ever-changing innovation of Las Vegas [...]
Kick-off Meeting: “Our Planet, Our Future”, Giroux Glass, Inc. was a co-sponsor of the United Nations Association of the U.S. – Los Angeles Chapter (UNA-LA) event on October 26, 2019 – at Emerson College where Barbara Kotsos, Brian Peregrina and I attended. Brian’s lovely wife and board member of the UNA-LA Chapter, Radhika Vekaria, spoke to the group as well. The timing of the event was no coincidence: Oct. 24 was the 74th anniversary of the United Nations, and their chosen theme for the year is climate crisis, “the defining issue of our time,” and they’re dedicated to making noise [...]