Category: From the Field

  1. On Our Desks: Chic Elevator Lantern Controls – Update From the Field

    Original blog post: Contact closures, relays, Cue servers, DMX decoder units, din rails… if you’re a conceptual designer, you’re probably not too interested in what those mean, but when implemented through a thoughtful electrical engineering process, these items can add a whole new element of fluctuation to your spaces. Imagine synchronizing the vertical movement of […]

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  2. From the Field: Backlit Onyx Communal Table at Potomac Yards Marriott

    For the Marriott Renaissance and Residence Inns located in Arlington, Virginia, the design teams at Forrest Perkins and Cooper Carry envisioned a softly glowing beacon to anchor the lobby space. With a table that wraps up the wall and returns back to form a soffit, this eye-catching piece called for a solution that included softly […]

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  3. Exterior Stone Panels at Denver Justice and Detention Center

    For this recently completed commercial courthouse project in Denver, GPI’s involvement ranged from stone selection, detailed shop tickets, quality control in production, and shipping coordination.  Our skilled installation partners at Cleveland Marble Mosaic took the reins on-site to complete the installation with skilled craftsmanship. These stone panels and cladding fit seamlessly into existing site conditions […]

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  4. Backlit Glass Panels Form A Glowing Feature Wall in Lancaster: A Brief Case Study

    Bringing together fine art photographs of natural grasses, custom bent glass, and LED backlighting can be difficult – throw in a curved shape with a narrow lighting cavity and the stage was set for this example of custom integration at the lobby of Lancaster General Health Women and Babies Hospital. Architects Noelker and Hull wanted […]

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  5. GPI Project in Progress: Backlit Glass Panels at AED Idea Center

    Project Update: LED Light Panels at AED Idea Center Installed, Glass Panels Evenly Backlit Backlit Glass Columns by GPI | AED Idea Center | Washington, D.C. Architect: Studio 27 Architecture Lighting Designer: MCLA Application: Backlit frosted glass at eight columns Products: GPI Infuse™ Flat-Lite™ LED Panels at 3500K lighting temperature Integration: Diffuser films to hide lamp […]

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  6. From the Field: Wells Fargo Center Lobby Installation Part 2

    Part 2 of our photo update from the construction site at the Wells Fargo Center in Norfolk, Virginia. We manufactured, engineered, and installed the backlit onyx feature wall system and four-sided column wraps in the main lobby.  All of the prep work and structural steel has been completed and we are now hanging our FLAT-Lite™ […]

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  7. From the Field: Wells Fargo Lobby Installation

    A photo update of our installation progress on-site in Norfolk, Virginia (see the project rendering belowfor the final vision). Most of the steel has been installed and a few FLAT-Lite™ LED panels were tested.  Everything fit together perfectly and it looks like the columns will be installed tomorrow. The reception wall (above) had some framing adjustments, which […]

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  8. GPI Begins Backlit Onyx Install at LEED Certified Office Building

    This week marks the long awaited kickoff of the installation of our Wells Fargo Center job in Norfolk, Viriginia.  From the time a project is initiated to the actual installation, there’s a lot that goes on behind the scenes.  Here’s just a little taste of why we’re so excited to finally be on the construction […]

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