Glass work for lobby in CalSTRS Headquarters | Paul Housberg

• October 13, 2010

CalSTRS Paul Housberg plusMOOD 1 Glass work for lobby in CalSTRS Headquarters | Paul Housberg

CalSTRS glass work, image courtesy Paul Housberg

This work was completed in 2009 for the CalSTRS Headquarters in West Sacramento, CA. Paul was approached to design a cornerstone piece that reflects the natural environment of the new CalSTRS Headquarters. The building is located at the confluence of the American and Sacramento Rivers. Paul collaborated with a team of skilled artisans in Germany to erect the “box of water” made entirely of hand painted, hand blown glass tiles with glass enamels laminated to a mirror. The tiles reflect the ambient light and movement within the space similar to the surface of water.

+ Architect: HOK, San Francisco
+ Designer: Paul Housberg
+ Dimensions: The work wraps four walls. 10′h x 160′w

+ For more information of Paul Housberg’s other works, please visit http://www.glassproject.com/

CalSTRS Paul Housberg plusMOOD 3 595x366 Glass work for lobby in CalSTRS Headquarters | Paul Housberg

CalSTRS glass work, image courtesy Paul Housberg

CalSTRS Paul Housberg plusMOOD 2 595x366 Glass work for lobby in CalSTRS Headquarters | Paul Housberg

CalSTRS glass work, image courtesy Paul Housberg

+ About Paul Housberg

Born in New York City, Paul Housberg currently lives and works in Jamestown, Rhode Island. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts and Master of Fine Arts degrees from the Rhode Island School of Design where he has also served as an instructor.

Early in his career, Housberg studied painting, but was drawn to glass for its atmospheric color. After his graduate work, he studied in England with Patrick Reyntiens, a pioneer in contemporary stained glass and the author of an international standard work on the technique. Later, as a Fulbright Scholar, Housberg worked at the International Center for Glass Research (CIRVA) in Marseille, France.

Paul Housberg is noted for his inventive applications of glassworking technologies in architectural settings. Central to his work are the tactile qualities of glass and the expression of its materiality.

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