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 [...]
March 24, 2016

Glass Magazine “Crystal Award” Winning Residence

As a tribute to “Throwback Thursday,” here’s a High-End Design project that won Giroux Glass the coveted Glass Magazine “Crystal Award” for the Most Innovative Interior Glass Project, Residential” for that year.  It was awarded for the unique design and installation of the frameless elevator shaft and glass stairway shown here. After being contacted by architecture firm C.J. Light Associates and general contractor Andrew Williams, Giroux Glass became an integral part of designing this “frameless” glass elevator shaft and stairwell at an exclusive beachfront property on the southern coast of California. After some thorough layout, the Giroux in-house drafting department constructed a digital 3D model of [...]