Vitro Architectural Glass will donate glass to Pittsburgh Glass Center (PGC). The donation will include exterior and interior glass for the glass education center and studio’s expansion, beginning March 23, 2023. Additional partners include United Plate Glass and Southwest Aluminum & Glass Co. Inc.
Vitro will donate Solarban® 72 Starphire® glass, VacuMax Vacuum Insulating Glass and heavy Starphire® glass.
“Vitro is thrilled to champion this historic renovation of PGC, which has established itself as one of the premier glass facilities in the U.S.,” says president Ricardo Maiz. “The glass used ensures that everyone who visits PGC will enjoy exploring the beautiful new space in complete comfort. We’re honored to be part of this expansion project, which will allow PGC to enhance its existing programs and create new programs that will significantly impact our community, the Pittsburgh area and the entire region.”
PGC is headquartered in Pittsburgh. The non-profit, public access organization cultivates an inclusive and welcoming environment that encourages everyone, from the casually curious to the master artist, to learn, create and be inspired by glass. It opened its doors in 2001 and has grown significantly over the past two decades. The expansion will nearly double its existing space, allowing it to increase its visitors and grow its student base.
The expansion also includes renovating a second building two blocks away from the existing facility to create additional housing for technical apprentices and visiting artists and add a gallery space for emerging artists and community programming.