The decorative glass signage was installed in front of the Caltrans District 7 headquarters in Santa Monica and was chosen both for its resilience and aesthetic appeal. The glass flooring panels used on the building's second level were silkscreened with a specialized traction control ceramic frit to increase the anti-slip coefficient, making the floor safe for use. The floor panels were then laminated using a semi-opaque film interlayer to provide privacy, and increase the overall safety of the glass.
Partnering with glazing contractors Metz Enterprises and Model Glass Company, Goldray was able to determine the necessary requirements for the California Transit Authority glass and offer suggestions on how best to achieve the desired results. The team at California based, Morphosis Architects had a vision for the Caltrans District 7 public plaza that connected to the Department's focus on transportation.
"This project had demands urbanistically, in terms of the environment and in thinking about the office culture, the workplace" says Tom Mayne of Morphosis Architects. Mayne believes that in 20 to 25 years, we will look back on this time as an unusual moment of change in the types of commissions in downtown LA.