Wayne State University Student Union

General Contractor: Turner Construction | Architect: Neuman/Smith Architecture


BLADE™ Stainless Steel Architectural Glass Railing System is an ultra contemporary design with minimum obstruction to the line of sight. The post designed with two 2” wide vertical bars, with a cube cap at top and barrel bolts at the bottom. A solid system with a feel of the in-fill panels suspended in air! This modern handrail design is available in powder coated colors and with an option for LED illuminated rail. BLADE system is available in top or fascia mount for guardrail and stair railing application on interior and exterior.  BLADE™ Stainless Steel Glass Railing system is one of our bestseller and a perfect match for the modern designs of 21st-century projects. BLADE Railing system is a pre-engineered railing system meeting  ASTM 935 & 985 and I.B.C. 2006 standards.


Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan houses over 200 acres of buildings and dorms, 27,000 students and over 350 academic programs since its founding over a century ago.  Recently awarded the urban center for excellence in research, Wayne state is well known for helping enhance the lives of its students as well as the citizens of Detroit.  The brand new Student Center houses a Starbucks, bank, and even a meditation center.  VIVA’s ultra contemporary look of our BLADE™ Railing System chose by Turner Construction & Neumann/Smith Architecture coincides perfectly with the modern details of the brand new building.


Through teamwork, integrity, commitment, and culture, Turner Construction has become one of the largest construction companies in the United States.  With its Building L.I.F.E.® philosophy, Turner strives to be one of the most safety proficient companies to date.  Performing only if a job is safe, and pre-planning construction activities ensure that your job is done on time, and on schedule and free of any injury accidents.

Neumann/Smith Architecture features architecture, planning, interior design, historic preservation and adaptive reuse for numerous projects including offices, retail centers, and educational institutions.  With an out of the box creative approach to all aspects of a project, Neumann/Smith has won several awards in the four decades since its founding.

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