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Are Universities building our most innovative architecture?

AMS Student Nest
University of British Columbia

In our global and highly interconnected world, universities are becoming magnets and incubators for our world’s youth. The AMS Student Nest is the heart of the new University Square redevelopment at the core of the University of British Columbia.

This new student building may be more effectively thought of as a ‘vertical city’ rather than... more


Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership, Kalamazoo

Building a center focused on social justice today is to acknowledge the uncomfortable truth that injustice persists in the 21st century. While, historically, the work of social justice has taken place in informal settings hidden from view, the Arcus Center at Kalamazoo College wanted a space that would bring these crucial discussions squarely into public consciousness—a place where current and future social justice leaders could launch ideas... more



University of Oregon Hatfiled-Dowlin Complex

Akin to football players on the line of scrimmage braced to dominate their opponents, so too stands the 145,000 SF Hatfield- Dowlin Complex, a physical representation of the strength and innovation of the University of Oregon football program.

The textured black glass façade functions as solar/glare 'armor,' symbolizing the program’s ethic of stealth and innovation. It features 40-foot cantilevers that challenge gravity, similar to a football player exhibit... more

New Product Showcase

Access Lighting
Contemporary, transitional, traditional and low voltage lighting, including ceiling fixtures, wall fixtures,

Acker-Stone is dedicated to leading the way in manufacturing innovative and environmentally conscience pavers.

ArtFORMS cast-in-place architectural concrete bases for site lighting poles & other applications. Several base styles & sizes are available. Some with reflective...

Agrob Buchtal/ Jasba
Three-dimensional tiles, brilliant glazes, wall ornaments, large-size tiles and filigree hand-made mosaics - the world of tiles is of extraordinary...

AromaSys, founded in 1991, is the leader in custom aromatic design for indoor environments.

ATI Laminates
ATI Laminates is a manufacturing facility focused on developing innovative surfaces for the contract...

Bartley Group
We are specialized in supplying products that help create aesthetical and acoustically performant interior spaces.

Cambridge Elevators
Cambridge Elevating specializes in the manufacture, installation and maintenance of residential & commercial elevators and lifting devices.

CB Products
CB Products is an official U.S. representative for AGROB BUCHTAL Ceramic Rainscreen Facade systems including

DeVinci Cast Stone
Offers classic cast stone mantels and cast stone kitchen range hoods that offer old world styling.

Dex-O-Tex, by Crossfield Products Corp, specializes in advanced surfacing and coating for floor and waterproof systems.

The company manufactures and supplies a wide array of lumber products for decking industry.

Green Theory
Green Theory Distributors is a manufacturer and distributor of commercial & modern planters.
Greenstone Slate
Greenstone Slate®, a leader in roofing slate nationwide for residential and institutional slate roofing projects.  

GTO Access
Manufacturer and wholesaler of gate operators and access controls.  
Hadrian Manufacturing Inc. is a worldwide supplier of quality toilet partition and locker products.

iSIGNS Inc. is a national wholesale sign source specializing in over 3,500 eco-friendly LED-illuminated traffic-controls.

Kawneer North America is the leading manufacturer of architectural aluminum building products and system...

Ceramiche Keope is one of the most renowned manufacturers of porcelain stoneware floor and wall tile.

Lamco Forest Products patented Tongue & Grove Edge and Finger Joint technology optimizes the natural strength of Northern Quebec slow growing trees.

LATICRETE is a leading manufacturer of globally proven construction solutions for the building industry.

Oelo Lighting
Oelo delivers the only structural lighting solution that is both permanent and configurable.

ProVia Doors
ProVia is committed to making doors The Professional Way; doors individually customized for homeowners...

ProVia Manufactured Stone
Our stone siding looks and feels like the real thing because we handcraft each mold to...

Provia Vinyl Siding
Our Super Polymer formulation is at the heart of each of our horizontal and vertical cladding, making them the...

Reveal Windows
Reveal Windows & Doors offers innovative, premium quality wood and aluminum clad window, door...

Architectural precast concrete panels by SlenderWall. Lighter, stronger, less expensive...

Tarkett Sports Flooring
Tarkett Sports is a division of the Tarkett Group, which was established in 1886.
At Traco, we strive to think ahead of market challenges and create innovative solutions.

Designers and architects trust Unilock to achieve their vision without having to compromise either creative...  

Innovators - A Look Back


Peter Petkoff
1919 - 2016
“Helped realize the design visions of famed architects Eero Saarinen and Minoru Yamasaki.”


Petkoff had a decades-long career at the Detroit-based architectural engineering firm Smith, Hinchman & Grylls (now SmithGroupJJR), retiring as a senior vice president in 1984. He worked on two major postwar projects: Saarinen's General Motors Technical Center in Warren... more


Haruyoshi Ono
1944- 2017
“He was a genuine talent and has created amazing works”


Haruyoshi participated in the design of major works in his home city of Rio de Janeiro. In addition to the Museum of Tomorrow and the Athletes Village, he also signed onto Flamengo Football Club’s newest training center. Additionally, the renowned architect helped design... more Haruyoshi

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