Driven by a desire to serve our customers, YKK AP America offers market-driven products backed by world-class technology and a dedication to be the very best at what we do. Consistent with the philosophies and principles of the global YKK Group, we combine engineering, innovative system designs, and vertically integrated manufacturing processes to provide fenestration systems at the highest level of quality and at a competitive price.
Committed to protecting the environment and the communities in which we operate, the Dublin, Georgia manufacturing center has achieved ISO 14001 status recognizing our advanced environmental management systems for recycling and the conservation of natural resources.
Autodesk helps people imagine, design and create a better world. Everyone—from design professionals, engineers and architects to digital artists, students and hobbyists—uses Autodesk software to unlock their creativity and solve important challenges. For more information visit autodesk.com or follow @autodesk.
For efficiency and aesthetics from the ground up, architects are specifying 3M adhesives, tapes, and protective films for a wide variety of applications. 3M VHB Structural Glazing Tapes have been building a worldwide success record since 1990. 3M VHB Tapes for Architectural Metal Panels keep surfaces smooth and secure in high profile buildings from L.A. to Dubai.
AGC Glass Company is one of the largest manufacturers of glass and glass-related products in North America, offering an extensive selection of glazing products for commercial, residential, interior and fire-rated applications. AGC goes Beyond GlassTM in its commitment to making buildings more energy efficient, environmentally friendly, safe, and visually appealing.
AkzoNobel makes a complete line of liquid spray and powder coatings to meet the needs of the architectural aluminum market. TRINAR® and Interpon® D3000 are premium liquid and powder coatings that meet the AAMA 2605 spec, and are ideal for any project that requires lasting durability and beauty.
Bayer MaterialScience LLC is a leading global producer of polyurethane and polycarbonates with ~14,700 employees at 30 production sites and 2012 sales of €11 billion. Bayer’s Makrolon® sheet and Hygard® laminates are transparent, lightweight, practically indestructible alternatives to glass for security applications. We also feature Hygard® Sentinel blast-resistant façade.
Boston Valley Terra Cotta is recognized as an innovative manufacturer of architectural ceramics, producing architectural terra cotta, roof tile and the only U.S. manufactured rain screen system, TerraClad™. BVTC has collaborated on numerous R&D initiatives with visiting artists, scientists, and architects, participating in construction projects from design development to completion.
Cambridge Architectural is the leading North American manufacturer of architectural mesh systems that incorporate a variety of attachment methods and metal fabric patterns. We specialize in designing, building & installing tension systems that offer many design solutions. Cambridge Architectural’s applications-based approach to our product offering allows us to focus simultaneously on aesthetics and functionality.
Cosentino is excited to launch our newest innovation – Dekton® Ultracompact surfacing material. Dekton is produced via a state of the art production process which is resin-free and uses only inorganic materials. The result is a revolutionary engineered stone product in thin, Ultra-large format panels for use in ventilated rainscreen façade applications. The product exhibits superior performance in UV durability and graffiti resistance along with a non-combustible DNA.
About High Performance Building Solutions: Collaborating with industry professionals to develop solutions to improve energy efficiency of buildings, Dow Corning High Performance Building Solutions offers proven materials for structural glazing, weatherproofing, insulating glass, and window and door fabrication, as well as high-efficiency insulation, building-integrated photovoltaics and LED lighting.
EPIC Metals’ Architectural & Sun Screens enhance a building’s façade and/or reduces heat gain and energy consumption. These panels artfully conceal utilitarian applications like parking garages or highlight building entrances. Options include five panel shapes, various spans, and multiple colors and perforation patterns to meet any design requirements.
[fibre C] GFRC is an authentic material in line with the current trend towards natural, environmentally-friendly, sustainable and cost-efficient materials. [fibre C] is made of mineral raw materials, which give the panels their unique characteristics and a vivid appearance. [fibre C] facade panels exist to cover buildings like a skin made of concrete – opening entirely new possibilities for modern ventilated wall design.
As the leading full service provider of woven metal fabric for architectural solutions, GKD-USA draws on more than 85 years of German engineering excellence, precision American manufacturing and expertise as the originator of the category. Serving as technical design consultants on each project, our collaboration with architects begins at the conceptual design phase and continues through specification, installation and testing.
Guardian SunGuard advanced architectural glass and Glass Analytic tools provide facade solutions that allow architects and designers to explore all the aesthetic and functional possibilities of building with light while meeting increasingly complex energy, daylighting, LEED and performance requirements. New SunGuard SNX 51/23 glass offers an industry-leading combination of high visible light and low solar heat gain.
HKS is a worldwide network of professionals, strategically located and working seamlessly as one firm with individual expertise in design, research and management. We work together in teams across offices and across sectors to deliver exceptional value to our clients. The value of talent, experience and knowledge from across the globe is multiplied when shared.
Horiso, Inc. is a US designer and manufacturer of specialty shading systems. We closely work with architects to design the best intelligent and efficient shading systems. Our range of Horizontal Retractable Louvers is designed to be installed externally, within double skin façade or internally. Operable louvers come in different sizes.
Kawneer offers architectural aluminum building products and systems for the commercial construction industry. From thermal efficiency and sustainability to hurricane and blast resistance, we offer a dynamic range of innovative, high-performing products/systems for renovation and new construction. Kawneer’s comprehensive product portfolio includes entrances, framing systems, windows and curtain wall systems.
Kingspan Insulated Panels – North America is a global leader in the manufacturing of insulated metal panels, serving the commercial, industrial, architectural, cold storage and food processing markets. Kingspan’s single component panels form the basis of complete building envelope systems, which maximize thermal performance, while simplifying design and construction. www.kingspanpanels.us
Kuraray Glass Laminating Solutions provide architects with safe and durable laminated glazing solutions with its polyvinyl butyral (PVB) and SentryGlas(r) ionoplast interlayers, used in a variety of applications, including glass facades, railings, skylights, canopies, and glass floors.
Stylishly designed for enduring performance, MEG Inc provides high performance exterior grade wall panels for Rainscreen cladding applications. MEG panels are fade resistant, and don’t warp, splinter, crack, check, peel or delaminate. From neutral tones to bold colors or textured finishes, MEG offers a broad palette to suit your design needs.
Today, ventilated facades are considered to be the most advanced, effective and safest means of installing ceramic tiles on facades, providing buildings with aesthetic, technical and environmental benefits. Porcelanosa offers technical assistance throughout your entire project, from the design stage through to construction. We offer a multidisciplinary team comprising architects, engineers, CAD experts and tile specialists.
Wood has been worked by man for thousands of years, and its applications have gradually been mastered over time. At Prodema, we have updated that age-old experience, adding a large dose of state-of-the-art technology, to create an original and avant-garde range of natural wood products for the world of architecture, which had been inconceivable up until recent years, for their appearance, quality, range, and, above all, durability.
As the originator and world leader of deep textured metals, Rigidized® Metals manufactures and fabricates one-of-a-kind sheet goods, wall coverings, and panels. The Rigidized® process adds strength, impact resistance, and the ability to hide scratches, while also allowing for down-gauging, resulting in lighter, longer-lasting products and reduced maintenance costs.
SAFTIFIRST is a leading USA-manufacturer of fire rated glazed walls, openings and entrances for over 35 years and the only single-source USA-manufacturer of fire resistive glass and framing systems. Our products are listed by UL and Intertek/WHI from 20 minutes to 2 hours. SAFTIFIRST also distributes PYRAN Platinum fire rated ceramics in North America.
Sapa Extrusions is North America’s leading producer of extruded aluminum. We offer the industry’s broadest product capabilities in press sizes and tonnages, alloy selection, circle sizes, and profile types. Our North American Technical Center bring unprecedented value to customers with design and technical support, mechanical and application engineering, and metallurgy.
Schüco provides state-of-the-art window and façade technology tailored for all market sectors, from private homes to commercial and industrial projects. To achieve this, a broad product portfolio consisting of high quality materials is needed. Schüco systems meet and exceed the most demanding requirements for energy efficiency, security, comfort and design.
Based in Gersthofen near Munich, sedak GmbH & Co. KG is one of the world’s leading glass processing companies. Supported through its own intensive research and development, the company produces high-quality insulated and safety glass, and spectacular all-glass designs for architecture. The company’s unique projects regularly garner innovation awards for glass stairs, glass bridges and all-glass buildings. Delivering glass products made to the very highest standards, sedak’s production facilities process, temper, laminate, and print panes of glass in sizes of up to 10’6″ x 49′.
Sika Corporation is a leading supplier of specialty chemical products and industrial materials serving construction and industrial markets. Sika’s technologies focus on sealing, bonding, damping, reinforcing and protecting. Product lines include concrete admixtures, specialty mortars, epoxies, structural strengthening systems, industrial flooring, sealants, adhesives, specialty acoustic and reinforcing materials. Sika always fulfills the highest quality standards.
StonePeak Ceramics engineered 12″x24″ up to 5′x10′ dimensional porcelain tile slabs, along with StonePeak Ceramics highly engineered porcelain tile ventilated facade curtain wall sub-frame and mechanical anchor system, is fast becoming the preferred porcelain tile ventilated facade system of choice by architects, specifiers, and General Contractors throughout the USA.
SWISSPEARL is the leading European manufacturer of cement composite façades for quality, high-end architecture. As the world leader in coloration technology and façade knowledge, our cement panels offer a wide range of products, aspects and colors specially designed to meet architects’ needs for superior rainscreen cladding applications.
At Techniform we specialize in stretch-forming, metal curving and multi-axis CNC machining . Since 1989, we have been providing forming and fabrication services to glazing companies large and small. We provide forming services or a complete formed, machined and finished part ready for assembly.
View Inc. is the pioneer in large-scale architectural dynamic glass. View designs and manufactures a new generation of dynamic glass that intelligently adjusts its tint levels. View Dynamic Glass enables unparalleled control over the amount of light and heat entering a building – dramatically increasing comfort while reducing building energy consumption.
W&W Glass is one of New York’s largest architectural glass and metal subcontractors, specializing in unitized curtain walls, storefronts, and interior glass and glazing. W&W is the North American distributor of the Pilkington PlanarTM structural glass system. Pilkington is renowned worldwide for its high-quality glass fabrication and fully tested warrantied systems.
AIA Dallas, the seventh largest chapter of The American Institute of Architects, empowers architects to excel and impact their practice, profession and community. AIA Dallas has a membership base of more than 2,000 members and 300 architectural firms. For more information, visit aiadallas.org
A prominent voice for global architecture, Archinect.com is “the place” where architecture professionals, future architects and the building design community come together to share ideas and discuss key issues and trends in the industry. Archinect’s readers have become addicted to the site’s up-to-the-minute content, which is generated by architects and respected architectural writers. Its interactive nature inspires hundreds of daily reader contributions regarding news, discussions, gossip, reviews and popular blog entries.
The AIA Dallas BEC provides a forum for the construction industry to address building enclosures—the exterior systems of buildings that play such a critical role in building performance and energy efficiency.
Bustler, the sister site to Archinect, focuses on keeping the design community busy and inspired. Bustler.net has become the go-to online publication for competition and event listings in the architecture and design industries. Bustler hosts a highly targeted audience of architects and designers seeking competition and events information. The user base is comprised of architects, interior designers, landscape designers, urban planners, students, and designers from other related disciplines.
The Dallas Architecture Forum educates the profession and the public on the importance of architecture, design, landscape and urban planning. It fulfills its non-profit mission with lectures, panels, symposia, on-site education and publications, including the monograph Dallas Modern. For more information, visit dallasarchitectureforum.org.
Planetizen Courses have been developed in collaboration with working professionals to bring you knowledge that you can use in your work. We’ve been providing online courses since 2005, with classes taught by professionals for professionals.
The Texas Society of Architects is a state component of the American Institute of Architects. Founded in 1939, we are one of the nation’s largest organizations for the architectural profession, with 17 regional chapters and more than 6,500 members. The Society is headquartered in Austin.
The Architect’s Newspaper serves up news and inside reports to a niche community of architects, designers, engineers, landscape architects, lighting designers, interior designers, academics, developers, contractors, and other parties interested in the built urban environment. The Architect’s Newspaper delivers quality news and cultural reporting through print, web, blog, newsletter, or twitter—all the news you want, in all the ways you want to get it. If you care about architecture and design, join our community and get in the know.
With architects continuing to push the boundaries of complex structure design, Enclos took initiative to create a group operating in a multidisciplinary manner to match the ongoing changes of the construction marketplace. Using creative, enthusiastic and passionate individuals, Enclos Corp debuted the Advanced Technology Studio (ATS) in 2009 to meet growing design parameters and sophisticated building envelopes head on. ATS is able to optimize the engineering process. Today the building skin extends the concept of the facade being a barrier from the exterior to managing light, climate and mitigating noise pollution. ATS actively pursues the advancement of the components and materials to create solutions to problems of form, usability, manufacturability, ease of installation and ergonomics via Industrial Design. This holistic approach optimizes the facade’s overall performance by challenging assumptions, giving form to ideas, redefining the norm, and pushing the limits of wall systems and how they will perform in the future.
Mode Lab is a multidisciplinary design and consulting firm servicing a global network of creative organizations. Specializing in a UX-centered design approach, we identify new ways to connect and configure client workflows by strategically aligning latent needs and desires with technology-driven process innovation. Our Mode Lab Education brand provides blended learning solutions for consumers and businesses looking to get ahead. We design and develop targeted learning experiences that keep the learner at the center of every technique and design method we share with our community.