SHOE Structural Glass Railing System

Robert B. Rowling Hall UT Austin

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Project Overview

Category: Universities
Location: Austin, TX
General Contractor: DPR Construction
Architect: Jacobs Architects

Our SOLO™ Ornamental Stainless Steel Glass Railing System exquisitely balances an unobstructed view with contemporary elegance. This railing system is ideal for balcony balustrades (as illustrated in the Toyota U.S. Headquarters stainless steel railings), commercial building atriums, and monumental stair railings. The variety of mounting options available (top, fascia, or core mount) means that whatever the demands of your design, VIVA will be able to provide the right solution.

Our SHOE™ Structural Glass Railing System is an aluminum glass railing system with a patented compression set aluminum base shoe system. SHOE™ Glass Railing is perfect for commercial interior or exterior, balcony railing or stair railing applications. In addition, this architectural railing solution provides a fall protection system without the use of an unsightly barrier. SHOE™ Aluminum Glass Railing can be either top or fascia mounted. It is available with a glass bracket mounted handrail, round top cap or a U-channel top cap. Base shoe is available in stainless steel or an anodized aluminum cladding.

VIVA’s tempered glass infills provide optimal line of sight as well as an understated elegance. Our glass infills range from a minimum of 3/8″ PVB or SGP laminated glass. Colored, patterned and frosted glass are additional options based on design intent and need.

Robert B. Rowling Hall – UT Austin, Texas

The new McCombs School of Business holds nearly 500,000 square feet of learning space. MBA’s, Commercialization Degrees and be home to the Jon Brumley Texas Venture Labs, the John C. Goff Labs, and the Center for Leadership and Ethics. Classrooms will have open windows to let warm sunlight in as well as an open concept design so projects and work can be viewed without obstruction.


DPR Construction has been rated among the top 50 construction companies for nearly twenty years. Their trust, values and can-do attitude are just some of the reasons DPR is such a great company to its employees and clients.

Jacobs Architects has been in business since 2001 and Mr. Jacobs, head owner, graduated from Texas A&M with a Bachelors in Architecture. Working at a variety of interior design firms, he opened his own business nearly 20 years ago and has been thriving ever since.