Honored by the 2021 L.A. Business Journal Commercial Real Estate Awards, MVE + Partners’ One Museum Square project presented an array of logistical challenges due to its expansive scale and bustling location. One challenge was met head-on thanks to early collaboration between the developer, designer, installer, and manufacturer: the architect’s vision for 295 balcony railings.
The CRL Unitized Glass Railing System presented a new way of fabricating and installing glass railings—in this case, eight floors at a time. Base shoe units were dry-glazed in CRL facilities and shipped to the job site. Installation was as easy as setting the glass railing panels into core-drilled holes and securing the cap rail to the glass.
Glazing contractor Rountree Glass saved over $400,000 in labor costs and installed the system approximately 40 percent faster than standard glass railings. The final system resulted in longer spans of glass with no splices, minimal vertical lines, and a precision fit. Overall, the process produced fast delivery, aesthetic consistency, improved safety, and no onsite material waste.
“The Unitized Glass Railing System offers precision lines and clean spans of glass that improve the overall aesthetics of the building.” – Mark Davidson, Site Architect, J.H. Snyder Co.