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.
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.
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.
Ceilings Plus provides you with a canvas to create your BIGGER PICTURE.
PARTI has the capability to transform dynamic 2D patterns for creating & enhancing the illusion of depth in a flat panel. Using our parametric solutions, we can be your medium to produce ceilings that are sustainable, functional, acoustical, accessible and affordable.
Clark Pacific (www.clarkpacific.com) is a national leader in high quality architectural and structural precast concrete solutions and building systems. Clark Pacific’s high-performance innovations offer exciting sustainable approaches to new construction, including pre-insulated and pre-glazed systems and structurally resilient building systems for office buildings, parking structures, student housing and institutional buildings.
CRL-U.S. Aluminum is the leading single-source manufacturer of architectural glazing systems that effectively integrate aesthetics and performance. Our comprehensive selection of fenestration solutions includes entrances, storefronts, curtain walls, windows, and office partitions. For decades, we’ve built a solid reputation based on innovative product design, installer-friendly systems, short lead times, and complete project support.
Established in 1946, Giroux Glass is a glass and glazing contractor with offices in L.A, Fresno, San Bernardino and Las Vegas. Using union-qualified glaziers, our projects include architecturally-significant residences, hotels, retail and commercial buildings, and tenant improvements. Now ranked by ENR as #11 nationally, Giroux is employee owned, WBE-certified.
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.
greenscreen® produces modular wall mounted, freestanding and customized trellis elements for green facades functioning as a second skin of vertical landscape. With over 20 years of experience and 7,000 installations in North America, greenscreen® provides guidelines for design, installation and maintenance of the green facade at the building/landscape interface.
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.
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.
Nachi is a worldwide manufacturer and full-service supplier of Industrial Robotics. Backed by the best support team in the business, Nachi is focused on your manufacturing success. Additionally Nachi’s compact high-performance robot, the MZ Series boasts the world’s fastest motion performance meeting the needs of customers in any application imaginable.
Phase Change Energy Solutions manufacturers BioPCmat. BioPCmat is a thermal energy storage mat that mimics the physical phase change properties of ice and water by transitioning at 73F to passively absorb, store and release 51 Btus of latent heat per square foot. BioPCmat adds thermal mass to a building.
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.
SageGlass® is advanced dynamic glass that can be electronically tinted or cleared to optimize daylight and improve the human experience in buildings. SageGlass enables you to control sunlight and glare without shades or blinds, maintaining your view and connection to the outdoors and significantly reducing energy consumption.
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.
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.
Structurflex is a world leading producer of tensile membrane systems. We design, manufacture and install Tensile Membrane Structures and Textile Facade Cladding Systems throughout the world. Because we understand the close connection between architecture, engineering and construction, our fabric system set a very high standard in detail and functionality.
Trespa is a leading global producer of innovative and inspirational façade solutions, turning architectural ideas into lasting reality. Trespa’s focus is on product development, combining quality manufacturing technologies with intelligent solutions for architectural applications.
The premier product line Trespa® Meteon®, Trespa’s leading family of architectural panels for façades and exterior applications is created to inspire, engineered to perform and built to endure.
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.
Walter P Moore is an engineering and consulting firm established to provide façade engineering, structural engineering, diagnostics, and traffic engineering, and parking consulting services to public and private sector clients in the United States and internationally. The firm specializes in complex and challenging projects.
Formed 115 years ago – AIA|LA is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to furthering the efforts of its parent organization, the American Institute of Architects (AIA), by specifically serving the interests of our local architecture and design community. AIA|LA’s membership includes architects and design professionals actively engaged in the industry. Members work at diverse companies representing a broad range of professional practices. Through advocacy, education, networking and outreach, AIA|LA serves as a resource to help make the Los Angeles region more delightful, healthier, sustainable and economically competitive.
CALA, the Center for Architecture and Urban Design Los Angeles, is a non-profit organization that exists to provide a community center for everyone interested in assuring the quality of the built environment. It is a home for the AIA|LA, A+D Museum and other organizations to enhance the visibility and importance of issues related to the built environment, and to address the challenges that face the modern metropolis—aging infrastructure, suburban flight, increased demands on public systems and changing demographics. CALA will add value by creating a new Design Commons that provides an interactive meeting place to advance and promote the built environment, and create a venue where multiple organizations and individuals transcend professional boundaries to share ideas, interests, concerns, and solutions to issues of the built environment.
The Pasadena & Foothill Chapter of the American Institute of Architects is a substantial professional organization that serves the local architect, promotes architecture and the built environment within the Chapter’s boundaries, provides resources to the community for professional development and education, and serves as a vital link to local allied professionals as well as other Chapter components of the AIA.
Serving the Bay Area for more than a century, the American Institute of Architects, San Francisco Chapter, one of the largest of the AIA’s nearly 300 chapters, represents more than 2,000 members in San Francisco and Marin County. Headquartered in the historic Hallidie Building—one of the world’s first glass-curtain-wall-buildings, designed by Willis Polk and completed in 1917—AIA San Francisco is the Bay Area’s premier destination for architecture and design.
The AIA Technology in Architectural Practice Knowledge Community (TAP) serves as a resource for AIA members, the profession, and the public in the deployment of computer technology in the practice of architecture. Technology in Architectural Practice monitors the development of computer technology and its impact on architecture practice and the entire building life cycle, including design, construction, facility management, and retirement or reuse.
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 Los Angeles Building Enclosure Council (LABEC) is a nonprofit organization that provides a forum for designers, manufacturers, and contractors across the greater Los Angeles area to learn about the evolving practices of building enclosures, discuss trending topics, and network with local professionals. We strive to unite industry leaders by providing an environment to educate and challenge the dynamic Southern California region.
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 Los Angeles Forum for Architecture and Urban Design is an independent nonprofit organization that instigates dialogues on design and the built environment through public programming, exhibitions, and publications. L.A. is a catalytic place for architecture and design, offering lessons that extend globally. Our curatorial stance frames and challenges what architecture means in an evolving city.
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 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.