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Windows To The Soul

Homeless Assistance Center

Dallas, Texas, USA | Glass | 7 panels @ 102” H x 43” W | 2008

Overview

Gordon Huether was selected by the City of Dallas in collaboration with Overland Partners and Camargo Copeland Architects to design and fabricate a site-specific artwork for The Bridge Homeless Assistance Center. The 76,000-square-foot center is a magnet for more than 6,000 homeless in the city. Seven art glass windows incorporating mouth-blown glass and etched text from writings of the center’s clients were created and placed inside insulated units.

The maintenance-free, sealed glass units replaced clear glass units previously specified, so no structural modifications were needed to accommodate the art glass. This project received two 2009 American Institute of Architects Housing Awards and will obtain a USGBC LEED™ Silver Rating.