The history of Glenwood Cemetery, Houston’s first rural garden, dates back to 1871. The property has grown over the years, now totaling 84 acres of burial grounds for some of Texas’ most notable and influential individuals. Glenwood imagined bronze covering the walls of their primary building, and Bellows brought our team in to help make the idea a reality.
We served as professional engineer for the facade design. At the beginning of the project, we created a thoughtfully designed plan to build and install bronze panel cladding on the exterior facáde of the building. Sheets of material were imported from Germany, and the Renfrow team used modern, high-technology tools, and old-world finishing techniques to get each piece to its exact specifications.
Great care and expertise were needed to install each panel, and the hand-rubbed patina gives the bronze panels an aged-brass appearance. The building’s interior features bronze walls, ceilings, door jams, handrails, and an etched donor wall, all of which we fabricated and installed.
Our team of estimators, engineers, fabricators, and installers worked seamlessly together to create exactly what our client imagined. The final result is a beautiful bronze-clad building that is a great addition to the peaceful and prestigious grounds of Glenwood Cemetery.
Who: Bellows, Dillon Kyle Architects, SWA Landscape Architects
What: Metalwork, Bronze Wall Cladding
Where: Houston, TX
How: Pre-Construction Planning, Design Build, Design Consulting, Engineering, Fabrication, Installation