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Vertical Education

Columbia University Medical Center

The Roy and Diana Vagelos Education Center provides advanced learning resources for medical and graduate students to achieve their potential as tomorrow’s top clinicians and biomedical scientists. more

New York architects Diller Scofidio + Renfro (DS+R), working in collaboration with Gensler, changed all that with the new Vagelos Education Center in Washington Heights, at the north end of Columbia’s medical campus. Their strategy was simple: separating out all the public spaces and functions in the program from the truly clinical spaces, and collecting and stacking them into what is effectively a vertical campus... more


Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Jockey Club Innovation Tower by Zaha Hadid Architects. The JCIT creates a new urban space that enriches the diversity of university life and expresses the dynamism of an institution looking to the future. Located on a narrow, irregular site at the northeastern tip of the university campus (bordered by the university’s football ground to the south, and the Chatham Road/ Kowloon Corridor motorway interchange to the north), the JCIT is connected tothe heart of the campus; encouraging the university’s various faculties and schools to develop ... more



Cathedral of Learning,
University of Pittsburgh

The University of Pittsburgh’s Cathedral of Learning stands 535 feet (163 meters) tall and is a true architectural wonder. This neo-gothic structure was

built between 1926 and 1936, under the direction of architect Charles Z. Klauder. The outside isn’t the only elegant aspect of the building, either; the... more Tour

New Product Showcase

Advanced Equipment
Curved operable walls by Advanced Equipment • Curved Panels • Curved Track • Manual or Electric Operation.

Advantage Lumber
Discover how we use modern machinery to create hardwood decking that is built to last in any climate.

Aqua Design Group
A leader in aquatic innovation, our talented artists and engineers collaborate with architects, interior designers.

Arke Stairs
The Genius line of spiral and modular stairs are custom designed and assembled to your project specification.

Aroma Sys
Commercial and residential fragrance solutions.

Bensonwood Homes
Sustainable custom buildings and structures that enhance people’s lives and preserve the natural environment.

Clarus Glass Board
The leading manufacturer of glass dry-erase and architectural systems - revolutionizing how we communicate.

Clayton & Lambert
Customized engineered solutions for swimming pool, grain storage, industrial storage, and roofing industries.

Commercial Silk Int'l
Artificial Trees, Artificial Plants & Decorative Silk Trees artfully made for indoor or outdoor use.

Cycle Safe
Planners for transit, education, corporate, government and healthcare facilities providing bicycle parking solutions.

Best power factor ballasts and drivers for dimming applications, ensures the lowest wattage consumption per square foot.

Delta Faucet
H2Okinetic Technology sculpts the water into a unique wave pattern, giving the feeling of more water.

East Texas Canopy
Protective covers and sunshades of all types for commercial and industrial applications since 1985.

Aluminum extrusions to accommodate Drywall, Stucco, Fiber Cement, Millwork Panels and special siding systems.

Engineered SilkTek™ canopy fascia is available in vibrant brand colors for stylish, curvilinear, 3D shapes.  

Gensun Casual Living
Winner of the International Casual Furnishings Association award as the best manufacturer of cast aluminum furniture.

Kenneth Lynch & Sons
Producing quality park benches, as well as cast stone and lead statuary and fountain reproductions since the 1950’s.

Kessick Wine Cellars
High quality Sapele Mahogany wine cellar racking made in the US for use in a variety of projects.

Lightwave Laser
Precision artistry in laser-cutting for the hospitality, cabinetry, and residential design industries.

Maglin Site Furniture
Through outstanding design and use of recycled materials, we create high quality solutions that enhance all environments.

The most natural looking boulders on the market today, having the most realistic finish and colors available.

Securall Doors
Securall® Heavy-duty, reinforced steel doors-designed for use in industrial, commercial or residential applications.

Brighten exterior patios with these solar powered, illuminating glass pavers.

Stoll Fireplaces
A sliding door featuring a smooth track that enables this door to slide open smoothly. Available as a single door. 

Sunvent Industries
Vents are minimum of .125" thick material, perfect for the commercial/industrial market or high vandal areas.

Superior Concrete Products
Experience a revolutionary split-rail fence that has the natural beauty and look of wood with the longevity of concrete.

Recognized as the first name in synthetic lawn grass for residential and commercial landscaping applications.

Turnstile Security Systems
Engineered to withstand high volume applications such as airports, commercial retail, theaters, stadiums & hotels.

North America’s oldest interlocking concrete paver producer association.

One of the most innovative and effective manufacturers of award winning concrete polishing and surface preparation systems.

Innovators - A Look Back


Gertrude Kerbis
1926- 2016
“She was truly amazing—a force of nature. Without her, it would have taken a lot longer to make cracks in the ceiling.”


A modernist architect who was one of the first Chicago women to achieve prominence in the field. She studied architecture at the University of Illinois, where she received an architectural engineering degree in 1948, and also at the Harvard Graduate School of Design with Walter Gropius (1949-50). Before and after studyin... more Artic SOM


‘Sir Lady Jane’ Thompson
1927- 2016
"I don’t want to be the wife of a knight. I want to be a knight knight.” Someone came up and said, “Sir Lady Jane. That makes you both."

A designer, editor, and urban planner known for founding I.D. magazine, reviving beloved public spaces including


Boston’s Faneuil Hall and Chicago’s Navy Pier, and served as an ardent advocate for women in design. After studying fine and applied arts at Vassar College and the New York University Institute of Fine Arts, Thompson (then Jane Fiske McCullough) became the acting assistant curator at the Museum of Modern Art’s department of architecture, in New York, where she worked alongside... more Boston

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