The Architectural Glass Institute

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The Architectural Glass Institute (AGI) was created to provide a forum for sharing the collective expertise of our glazing contractors of the Philadelphia tri-state region and The Finishing Trades Institute.

The AGI is your source for professional contractors, resources, and continuing education for all interior and exterior glass applications.


Glazier Spotlight:
Dana Gaeta

Dana Gaeta is a glazier for Eureka Metal & Glass Services, Inc. She has a decade of glazing experience, which she currently puts to use on the Comcast Innovation and Technology Center. Read about Dana, why she loves dispelling stereotypes about glaziers, and learn about some of her favorite projects - including one where she had to access the site by boat.

Click here to read the Spotlight on Dana Gaeta.

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Glazing Case Studies

Project Case Study:
Kennedy Health Cherry Hill

Kennedy Health has maintained Cherry Hill, N.J.’s only hospital since 1961. Today, the campus is undergoing a massive $250 million update, including a new 102,000-sf outpatient medical office building with a dramatically glazed connector atrium linking the existing hospital with the new structure. Guthrie Glass & Mirror, Inc., of Egg Harbor Township, N.J., executed a complicated glazing solution that features five different types of curtain wall.

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Glazing Devil's Detail

Devil's Detail 13:
Interior Glass Guide Specs

The latest tool to simplify specification writing is the new AGI GUIDE SPECIFICATION for interior glazing. Produced in conjunction with specifications consulting firm, Conspectus, Inc., the guide specification is intended to be edited for specific project requirements. Compatible with styles used in ARCOM MasterSpec® the guide can be easily reformatted to the user's preferences. Devil's Detail 13 provides more information about the guide specification and how to get a copy.

Click here to read Devil's Detail 13.

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About the AGI

Who We Are

Offering consultative insight combined with flawless installation, AGI's specialized work teams ensure your project meets our elevated standards. And yours. Committed to ongoing education, you get more than execution from AGI. You get innovation @ work.
The AGI's vision

Our Vision

The Architectural Glass Institute serves the construction industry as a forward looking organization dedicated to improving the knowledge and use of the latest advances in architectural glass and metal construction.
The AGI's mission

Our Mission

The Architectural Glass Institute serves the construction industry by providing a wide range of the highest quality contractors combined with a large professional workforce and supports the market with one source for technical, educational, training, safety data and expertise.

Get Social!

Social media plays an increasingly important role as information sources for the design and construction community. AGI’s social media wall is a live feed of all social media posts covering everything from information specific to AGI programs, completed projects as well as relevant glazing industry news. Get social and follow AGI!



ACE Mentor Program Scholarship Breakfast:

Tickets and sponsorships available now. Don't miss the opportunity to network with 500 industry professionals, enjoy delicious breakfast, and support the next generation of design and construction professionals. Learn more or Register here.

AIA-BEC Philadelphia Presentation:

May 17 | 12:00-1:00 pm | Center for Architecture | FREE and Open to All

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Don't miss the next Building Enclosure Council presentation when AIA-BEC Philadelphia welcomes Dr. John Staub, PhD, PE. The Principal and Senior Building Science Specialist for RDH Building Science, Inc. will present: Thermal Bridging, Continuous Exterior Insulation, and Cladding Attachment. The event is free and lunch is generously sponsored by Roxul, USA. Register online.

Graboyes Commercial Windows Launches Smart Buildings Division

In April, AGI member Graboyes Commercial Windows debuted a new division and announced advanced building performance offerings including automated building performance services. Graboyes offers two options: The Smart Buildings Platform delivers curation, analysis, and actionable reporting of building automation data; The Smart Buildings Platform Plus adds the research, consolidation, maintenance, and submission of Energy Star benchmarking information. Read the full news release.

Glass in the News

Glass Magazine | May 2017 | Collaboration Required

Features the Kennedy Health Medical Office Building project by Guthrie Glass & Mirror, Inc.that was the subject of a recent AGI Case Study.

USGlass Magazine & USGNN | April 2017 | AIA Convention 2017

AIA Convention Glass Highlights Features products & offerings from top glass manufacturers

More than Glass Features products other than glass, from panels to curtainwall Fabricators, Decorative Suppliers Getting in on AIA Action More convention coverage

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