Curtain Walls/Design and Engineering

Bellwether Wins Most Innovative Curtain Wall – Glass Magazine Awards 2017

Most Innovative Curtain Wall Award, Glass Magazine 2017

Bellwether is excited to announce that our work has once again received Glass Magazine’s “Most Innovative Curtain Wall” award!

Our point supported, inverted fin wall at the Lord & Taylor flagship store in Manhasset, New York, was selected for the design innovation honor from a field of incredible work throughout the industry.

This was Bellwether’s second time winning the award for Most Innovative Curtain Wall, having first won the it in 2014.  That same year, Bellwether also won the award for “Most Innovative Specialty Glass Product” for its patented line of structural glass skylights, called Insight.

The entrance wall at Lord & Taylor was one of the most challenging projects that Bellwether has completed to date.  The 41’ tall fin wall is designed to be as transparent as a retail display case, while withstanding 111 mph wind speeds.  Our design strategy was to match the architect’s design concept by creating large uninterrupted clear spans, with minimal sightlines to allow the visitor’s focus to be on the retail merchandise.  Even the 3’ tall splice plates became a unique design element with a mirror polished finish.

Read more about this year’s Glass Magazine Awards here, and for more information on the design process that goes into a glazing system like this, read our blog entitled Structural Glass Walls: Process, Design, and Engineering Options.

Glass Magazine September 2017 Awards Issue