One of the most significant buildings on the University of Michigan campus, the Clements Library was designed by noted architect Albert Kahn, who considered the 1923 Italian Renaissance Revival library his finest work.
When the university sought building infrastructure upgrades that would preserve, protect and enhance access to these valuable works, they turned to architect SmithGroup. Part of their vision for enhanced access was the design of two external all-glass vestibule entryways, and glazier Edwards Glass Company reached out to G+MC to fabricate and deliver the two architectural systems.
The units are stunning in their simplicity. G+MC tempered and fabricated the Guardian UltraClear® glass for each, and our Cuda Metals Division delivered the minimalistic stainless hardware to integrate and anchor the units. They stand as new entryways to the library without detracting from its brilliant design.