Ray Buchheister

Kensington Glass Arts (KGa) has named Ray Buchheister director of building envelope. For 16-plus years, Buchheister has managed the design, fabrication and installation of building envelope systems in the Baltimore, Washington, D.C., and Northern Virginia markets.

Prior to starting his career in the glass industry at Emmitsburg Glass Company, he was a co-inventor of three U.S. patents.

According to the company, Buchheister is always up for tackling the next obstacle, no matter the size.

“I enjoy the challenge. To overcome project hurdles in order to bring the architect’s vision to a reality,” he says. “I love the sense of accomplishment my work provides in transforming a steel and concrete structure into a work of art, something beautiful for the eye to behold, and functional, for a purpose.”

According to the company, his innate creativity, artistic nature, attention to detail and intrinsic motivation is a deeply rooted passion that has helped pave the way to his successful career in the glass industry. Beginning as a CAD Designer, he worked his way up the ladder by accruing knowledge and taking on countless projects including curtainwall and window projects, blast mitigation projects, high-end interior fit-outs, spiral glass staircases with bent glass, dielectric aluminum and glass installations, rainscreens, metal panel walls, point-supported glass walls, sunshade, skylight and canopy systems.

Buchheister will work with the building envelope team to expand its base and provide a broader range of services to meet all its clients’ growing architectural needs for both interior and exterior applications.

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