• Track Rail featuring clear, tempered, laminated glass with PVB interlayer and polished exposed edges enhances the clean, modern aesthetic.
  • The exacting specifications of the glass panels required custom brackets that attached to multiple substrates, including both concrete columns and steel tubes, with just 1/8” of tolerance.
  • LED lighting attached to the stair stringer adds safety while also enhancing design.
  • Transparent glass railing panels bring the outdoors in and provide unobstructed views of Corpus Christi Bay.
  • A 2,000-square-foot glass wall system in bright Artic Blue Velour Etch adds a striking design feature to the stairwell.
  • The Track Rail glass railing system is custom-shaped to every corner, providing continuity and a seamless look.

Texas A&M University – Tidal Hall

Location Corpus Christi, Texas
Architect STANTEC
Contractor Fulton Coastcon
Glazier Haley-Greer, Inc.

The new Tidal Hall Life Science Research Building at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi is the ideal setting for the university’s growing ecology and marine biology departments. Trex Commercial Products engineered glass railings for the stairs and overlooks, employing sleek Track Rail with glass infill panels and stainless steel top cap. Custom brackets with multi-plane fastening locations were required for this project to support a stunning, 2,000-square-foot, signature glass wall enclosure made with laminated velour etched blue glass.

Photos by Jeff Janko