Vitro Glass, Walker Glass products create metallized look for walls at AECOM
Solargray glass silvered and etched with Satin finish adds depth, sophistication to interior space of Cleveland architectural firm
PITTSBURGH, June 25, 2019 — PITTSBURGH, June 25, 2019 – Contemporary office design bears little resemblance to the cubicles, conference rooms and work areas of even just a decade ago. That’s due partly to the evolution of business and advances in technology. However, another reason is the growing popularity of interior glass in offices.
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A recent example of this trend is highlighted in the hallways of the AECOM building in Cleveland, where Solargray® medium-gray-tinted glass by Vitro Architectural Glass silvered and etched with Walker Textures™ Satin finish provides the sleek sheen of polished metal without the heavy reflectivity.
Architectural firm AECOM, which had undergone a corporate merger, was consolidating three offices in the Cleveland area into a downtown building. Although AECOM desired a consistent look in elements such as the casework and furniture, the company wanted something unique for the walls, according to Celeste McClung, senior interior designer at AECOM. “The depth and texture of the gray etched glass was intriguing. It added sophistication and depth without conflicting with the rest of the design,” she said.
The Satin-etched finish combined with the Solargray® glass also achieved another key design objective: represent the individuality and history of Cleveland. “It is such a beautiful material, simple but elegant,” said McClung. “It was exactly what we envisioned for the space.”
Solargray® is a registered trademark owned by Vitro.
Walker Textures™ is a registered trademark of Walker Glass Limited.
About Vitro Architectural Glass
Vitro Architectural Glass, part of Vitro, S.A.B. de C.V. (BMV:VITROA), the largest company of its kind in the Americas, manufactures a range of industry-leading, energy-efficient products such as Solarban®, Sungate® and Starphire Ultra-Clear® glasses at U.S. plants in Carlisle, Pennsylvania; Fresno, California; Salem, Oregon; and Wichita Falls, Texas. Committed to sustainable manufacturing processes and products, the company also operates one of the world’s largest glass research and development facilities in Pittsburgh and four residential glass fabrication plants in Canada. Upholding the values of “Together, We See Further” across the architectural, automotive and containers markets, Vitro strives to realize the power of partnership to ensure that projects meet or exceed ever-evolving sustainability expectations as well as glass requirements. For more information, please visit www.VitroGlass.com.