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St. Marks Cathedral, Seattle, WA

Carey Glass have been involved in a bespoke glass project with a top glazing contractor in Seattle WA. It is St Marks Cathedral founded in 1889. The church is the oldest Catholic church in the city and was in need of repair. As it is such a landmark building the aesthetics of the overhaul had to be as close to the original as possible.

The old glass was monolithic individual stain glass pieces. Carey Glass provided one of the Highest performing IGUs on today’s market which was oversize and required a digitally printed laminate inboard lite that emulated the different colors of the original stained glass. We also incorporated warm edge muntin bars to further divide the prints creating the effect of individual IG’s within a double glazed units.

Picture of one of the original monolithic stained glass windows from the inside of the church. Each color had to be replicated and put in the exact position on the new IGU’s.

An example of the new digitally printed installed IGU.

The installation is still ongoing and I believe the window work will be fully completed before the end of November. We look forward to seeing the job completed especially the Gothic arch top IGUs.