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 Mesa, California, enclosed by custom graphic glass installed by Giroux Glass, girouxglass.com. The room’s mosaic walls are 9/16-inch custom graphic, D2G Mosaic, tempered, laminated and lowiron glass, fabricated by Pulp Studio. “This photo very much shows the graphic appeal of glass and what can be accomplished with it design-wise,” says Melissa Fischer, instructional designer & LMS administrator, National Glass Association, glass.org. “It isn’t difficult to discern the reason why we are looking at this photo: because of the beautiful glass walls.”

December 6, 2019

Brian Peregrina Wins Honorable Mention in Glass Magazine 2019 Reader Photo Contest

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 [...]
November 20, 2019

Giroux Glass — Las Vegas 20th Anniversary Book

June 5, 2019

Lions Park: New Donald Dungan Library

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 [...]
March 6, 2019

Rams Stadium Tour

The Los Angeles Rams are a football team with a rich history and a loyal fan base. For years, the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum has served as their home – but those days will soon end. Not just a new home, but a state-of-the-art sports and entertainment experience is being constructed for both the Rams and for the Los Angeles Chargers. The new 300-acre is the “Los Angeles Stadium and Entertainment District at Hollywood Park.” A week ago, Barbara and I visited the new stadium’s project site with the National Association of Women in Construction, Los Angeles Chapter (NAWIC LA), [...]
January 9, 2019
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High-End Design at a Local LA Residence

Whenever our marketing team asks to join our glaziers on-site, it often reminds me of how unique and involved our role as a glazing contractor can be. We estimators and project managers can get so caught up in our day-to-day work that we don’t often stop to reflect on the incredible skill of our Union glaziers, and the coordinated effort that’s required to successfully complete each project. For instance, our marketing team recently scaled ladders and climbed around a current project site to photograph new construction at a Los Angeles estate. The job required some major maneuvering with a crane [...]
January 4, 2018
AltaSea at Port of Los Angeles, A Giroux Glass Project

AltaSea Project

Last month, a job creation and ocean sustainability initiative, AltaSea, celebrated the groundbreaking of their new “La Kretz Blue Incubator” (a key component to their ocean innovation mission) on their 35-acre campus at the Port of Los Angeles. Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, Councilmember Joe Buscaino, Port of L.A. executives and other community leaders and supporters participated in the event. With the help of many, including scientists, architects, and the construction crew of Giroux Glass, Inc., led by PCL Construction Services, Inc., the campus was prepped and built for the event. Giroux Glass’ High-End Design team ensured that two storefront [...]
November 29, 2017
Giroux Glass at Sage Glass

SageGlass Visit

A few weeks ago, we were invited to attend a program at SageGlass headquarters: their recently-implemented “Installer Program.” Along with one of the estimators on my Giroux Glass High-End Design team, Jess Carreon, we traveled to Fairbault, Minnesota to attend this event. About 20 other glaziers from all over the country joined us to hear more about SageGlass products and technology. We have worked with SageGlass, a subsidiary of Saint-Gobain, previously and are already very familiar with their dynamic, electronically-tintable product. Almost two years ago, we installed it at the top of the US Bank building in downtown Los Angeles; they’re [...]
May 31, 2017

High-End Design at Penta’s LA Office

I don’t take it for granted that my work keeps me on my toes, always learning, and doing a variety of tasks. No two jobs are ever the same! I’ll get to plan out glass work for multi-million dollar mansions, high-end retail stores, local theme parks, and so much more. In that, I also get to take care of some of our most long-term clients and friends on their own projects. Giroux Glass’ High-End Design team and I recently helped our friends at The PENTA Building Group make glass improvements to their Downtown Los Angeles office location. We installed full-span glass, partition glass, and two single glass doors to [...]