Glasshape Creates Printed, Bent Glass Staircase for SW Adventist University

Photo: VIVA Railings

The main lobby of the Southwestern Adventist University’s Larry R. Moore Nursing and Administration building, features a circular staircase that hugs the room’s circumference, adding visual impact to an impressive stone-clad and fully glazed entrance. Located southwest of the Dallas-Fort Worth metro area, the project was designed by the BECK Group and constructed by Steele & Freeman.

Photo: VIVA Railings

Glasshapes’ involvement included the digital site measure, design, manufacture and supply of ceramic printed, bent and tempered safety glass. It worked with VIVA Railings, which was contracted to manufacture and install the circular staircase using its own SHOE Structural Curved Glass Railing System.

Glasshapes’ ability to digitally print ceramic inks onto glass using its VisionInk product and then being able to both bend and temper the glass is somewhat unique, according to the company, making it suitable for projects of the nature. VisionInk’s benefits include its durability, as the ink is fused into the glass during the tempering process.

Photo: VIVA Railings

“Glasshape was a great partner to work with on this project. Their product and service is outstanding,” says Travis Rosenbury, director of projects at VIVA Railings.

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