Architectural Glass and Aluminum

Architectural Glass and Aluminum (AGA) is a specialty glazing contractor located in the United States. Architectural Glass & Aluminum provides engineering, design, fabrication, installation, and assembly services for custom glazing systems, such as Curtain Wall, Storefront, Punched Openings, and Window Wall. The firm works with architects and General Contractors to meet desired aesthetics, and performance criteria (such as LEED),[1] while providing details that interface with other exterior enclosure substrates. Along with glazing of glass, AGA installs systems with infills including aluminum panels, composite materials, and natural stone. The company has also dealt with integrating custom ornamental trims and sunscreens on a number of projects.

Architectural Glass and Aluminum
HeadquartersLivermore, California

AGA is headquartered in Livermore, California.[2]

The 535 Mission Street Project in San Francisco features a 4 sided SSG curtain wall installed and designed by Architectural Glass and Aluminum.
The Foundry II building facade by Architectural Glass and Aluminum, incorporates historic industrial building styles with modern design.
The Omni San Diego Hotel curtain wall constructed by Architectural Glass and Aluminum is an example of a modern unitized curtain wall system with integrated sunshades.

History edit

Architectural Glass and Aluminum (AGA) was founded in 1970 by 5 employees and established in the San Francisco Bay Area.[3] Recently AGA has taken the structure of a 100% employee-owned company (ESOP).[4] Following years of executing contract and service work, AGA has now expanded to become a major Pacific Rim company, with full service offices in Livermore, Temecula, and Sacramento. AGA continues to grow, having now completed projects in the states of California, Hawaii, Washington, Alaska and Texas.[5] In 2014 AGA ranked 28th for ENR California's Top Specialty Contractors.[6]

Office locations edit

Livermore, California – Headquarters, Northern California Branch

Irvine, California – Southern California Branch

Honolulu, Hawaii – Pacific Branch[7]

Notable projects edit

Omni San Diego Hotel, CA 2004[8]

St. Regis Museum Tower, CA 2005[9]

InterContinental San Francisco (888 Howard), CA 2007[10]

Valley Health Center, CA 2007[11]

CalSTRS, CA 2009[12]

Sacramento International Airport Landside, CA 2011[13]

David and Lucile Packard Foundation Headquarters Los Altos, CA 2012–13[14]

Exploratorium, CA 2013[15]

Foundry Square, CA 2003–14[16]

100 Van Ness Avenue, CA 2015

535 Mission Street, CA 2015[17]

References edit

  1. ^ Glass Magazine, "Most Innovated Energy Efficient Glass Project ", Mobile Glass Magazine page 30, July 2013
  2. ^ "AGA expands and moves to new headquarters in Livermore, Calif. | Glass Magazine". Archived from the original on March 23, 2018. Retrieved March 22, 2018.
  3. ^ Glass Magazine, "Top 50 Glaziers", Mobile Glass Magazine page 25, June 2011
  4. ^ Alan Dorich, "Architectural Glass & Aluminium" Archived April 27, 2015, at the Wayback Machine, Management Today Magazine, Retrieved April 20, 2015
  5. ^ Aga Website, "History" Archived March 19, 2015, at the Wayback Machine, Retrieved February 2, 2015
  6. ^, "ENR California's Top Specialty Contractors", Retrieved February 18, 2015
  7. ^ Duane Shimogawa, "Architectural Glass & Aluminium Group moving Honolulu office", Pacific Business News, July 23, 2013
  8. ^ Wausau Press Releases, "Omni San Diego Hotel offers breathtaking Bay views through Wausau’s curtainwall" Archived March 4, 2016, at the Wayback Machine, Wausau Press Releases, Retrieved October 2, 2015
  9. ^ "St. Regis Hotel & Residences A Vibrant Gem in San Francisco's Fine Arts Center" (PDF). PCI Journal. 2006.
  10. ^ Viracon Projects Website, "InterContinental Hotel San Francisco", Retrieved August 20, 2015
  11. ^ Jenni Chase, "Made in the Shade", Mobile Glass Magazine page 21, April 2011
  12. ^ "CalSTRS goes for the gold by building green" (PDF). DC 16 The Pride.
  13. ^ DC16 The Pride, "CalSTRS Goes for Gold By Building Green ", DC16 The Pride, page 10, Feb 2009
  14. ^ Glass Magazine, "Most Innovated Energy Efficient Glass Project ", Mobile Glass Magazine page 30, July 2013
  15. ^ "Exploratorium". Retrieved March 22, 2018.
  16. ^ "Foundry Square 2". Retrieved March 22, 2018.
  17. ^ Rogers, Ellen. "Structural Movement" (PDF). Architect's Guide to Glass.

External links edit