SHOE Glass Railing System

SMU Hughes-Trigg Student Center

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Project Overview

Category: Universities
Location: Dallas, TX
General Contractor: Hill & Wilkinson Construction
Architect: Parkhill, Smith & Cooper, Inc

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.

Our Free Standing Rails (FSR) and posts are both available in 1.5” diameter stainless steel in SS304 and SS316 alloys. FSR posts can be core mounted, top flange mounted, welded to steel or welded to concrete embed. FSRs are excellent for stadium seating rails, building entrance rails, ramps, landscaping rails, stair centerline rails as well as numerous other applications. FSRs are also available with our iRail System (LED lighted rail).


Process-driven design and developing unique strategies for each project is why Hill & Wilkinson Construction has been one of the best construction firms in the DFW area.

Parkhill, Smith & Cooper, Inc has been in business for over 75 years. With expertise in a multitude of projects including higher education, transportation, healthcare, and church facilities.


Hughes-Trigg Student Center, the focal point for student activities at Southern Methodist University. The 112,000 square-foot center features a variety of programs and resources for students to further their education.