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Exceptional Educational Buildings

Krishna P. Singh Center for Nanotechnology at the University of Pennsylvania

For the new Krishna P. Singh Center for Nanotechnology in Philadelphia at the University of Pennsylvania, firm Weiss/Manfredi designed a striking three-story building with a transparent front facade and

Photos: Albert Vecerka / ESTO

planted roof. Sensitive to the demands of biological research and the delicate equipment the building would house, Weiss/Manfredi worked to isolate vibrations and noise from a nearby subway line and mitigate other external environmental factors to create an efficient, beautiful research hub. more Arch Digest


New School’s University Center

Photos: SOM and James Ewing

Bands of windows snake up the brass-paneled exterior of SOM’s design for the New School’s University Center, revealing a staircase that broadens and narrows as it climbs to create flexible meeting spaces in this

nexus of student life at the New York City institution. The center includes classrooms, dormitories, and computing labs.... more Arch Digest SOM


Library and Learning Centre at Vienna University of Economics and Business

For the Library and Learning Centre at the Vienna University of Economics and Business, Zaha Hadid Architects devised this dramatic instructional center, comprising a main structure (which tilts at a 35-degree

Photos:: Roland Halbe

incline) and a second space that cantilevers dramatically from its base over a plaza below. Clad in fiber-reinforced concrete, the building is marked by ribbon windows that streak and swerve across its façade... more Arch Daily

New Product Showcase

European style, high quality stainless steel decorative hardware, towel warmers, heaters and sliding door systems.

Advanced architectural and decorative glass products including oversize and complex make-ups for interior or exterior applications.

Bison Innovative Products
Pedestal system decking solutions for creating outdoor spaces in a variety of applications.

The original quartz surface complements any design, from traditional to contemporary.

Committed to the quality of architectural fasteners that surpasses the exacting requirements of our customers.
Dorma Group North America
DORMA is the preferred choice of leading architects, specifiers, and general contractors, for complete access solutions.

Interior/exterior wood, fire proof, fiber cement and composite factory-finished building products.

Globus Cork
Globus Cork pioneered the development of colored cork flooring, matching beauty and function in a sustainable flooring.

Fabreeka brings nearly a century of experience providing vibration and shock isolation solutions for customers worldwide.

Poured-in-place, seamless rubber safety surfacing corporation for playgrounds, pool areas and gyms or more.
St. Cloud Window
From acoustical applications and historic replication, to wind, rain and impact resistance.

Chameleon Ways
Decorative surfacing provides beautiful and maintenance free alternatives to asphalt, concrete, pavers and steel tree grates.

McGrory Glass
One of the largest specialty glass processors, we work directly with award winning Architectural and Design firms.

Revolutionary indoor and outdoor modular refractory fireplaces. Made from the cleanest, purest pumice, sourced exclusively in Iceland.
Environmentally friendly, American made- award-winning porcelain tile, natural stone, glass, metal & mosaics.

Innovators - a look back


William Byrd Callaway
(1943 - 2014)
"If you have children, you need to have a place for them to run barefoot or throw a Frisbee"


Callaway established a broad landscape and urban design stamp on cities, company campuses, and civic and cultural facilities A long-time colleague, describes Callaway as being “among the icons of post... more


Alberto Pinto 
(1945 - 2014)

"I have no specific style or period that I am especially fond of"



The projects that came out of his 70-person Paris office were often swashbucklingly dynamic, replete with overscale patterns, bold color schemes, and sumptuous appointments that found favor with... more Alberto Pinto

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