The Architectural Glass Institute

The Architectural Glass Institute (AGI) was created to provide a forum for sharing the collective expertise of our glazier employers of the Philadelphia tri-state region and The Finishing Trades Institute.

Who We Are

Offering consultative insight combined with flawless installation, AGI's specialized work teams ensure your project meets our elevated standards. And yours. Committed to ongoing education, you get more than execution from AGI. You get innovation @ work.

Our Vision

The Architectural Glass Institute serves the construction industry as a forward looking organization dedicated to improving the knowledge and use of the latest advances in architectural glass and metal construction.

Our Mission

The Architectural Glass Institute serves the construction industry by providing a wide range of the highest quality contractors combined with a large professional workforce and supports the market with one source for technical, educational, training, safety data and expertise.

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Social media plays an increasingly important role as information sources for the design and construction community. AGI’s social media wall is a live feed of all social media posts covering everything from information specific to AGI programs, completed projects as well as relevant glazing industry news. Get social and follow AGI!

News & Events


Neil Amadio is a foreman and steward for Reilly Glass & Glazing in Norristown, Pa. The 20-year veteran of the glaziers’ union proudly follows in the footsteps of his grandfather, father, and uncle. Get to know Neil, understand why the apprentices consider him a father figure, and learn his richest reward of community service.

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At the PPL Center in Allentown, Pa., unitized curtain wall highlights a $180 million hockey arena credited with revitalizing downtown. Hutt’s Glass Co., Inc. of Bechtelsville, Pa., performed an extensive scope of exterior and interior glazing work.

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Most commercial architectural glazing products installed today are made up of a combination of aluminum extrusions. Devil's Detail 4 Aluminum - From Alloys to Zinc describes the properties of aluminum, differences between anodizing and other coatings, coating concerns related to weather and adjacent materials, and the complex design possibilities available.

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North American Contractor Certification Program

Synergy Glass and Door, a Philadelphia-based contractor, has earned the North American Contractor Certification (NACC) for Architectural Glass and Metal contractors. The NACC certification is awarded to those contractors who demonstrate consistency, quality, and safety excellence. Read the full news release HERE.

Save the Date: June 1, 2016. CSI Philadelphia Seminar Day
AGI is hosting CSI Philadelphia's annual Seminar Day at the Finishing Trades Institute on June 1. This year's theme is "Navigating the Changes to LEED 4.0 and the Model Energy Code." More info coming soon at:

NACC Aims for Easier Understanding of Glazier Certification - US Glass Magazine
Check out our AGI Contractor Profiles to read about those who've earned the NACC certification.

Save the date: July 6-9, 2016. GlassCon Global is coming to Boston.

GlassCon Global, North America's Premier Technical Conference, brings together global innovations in glass technology to further the development of the glass and glazing industry. The conference encourages industry collaboration and communication by providing a practical, educational forum where glass professionals can expand their knowledge in a continually evolving technological environment. Visit to register or learn more.

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