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Brave New Factories

Trumpf Smart Factory Chicago
Barkow Leibinger

The architecture also surprises: with a robust and elegant steel-glass construction with Corten steel cladding, it connects the suburban “strip” – characterized by fast food culture, shopping centers, and gas stations – with the design language of local

campus and industrial buildings by Albert Kahn and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. Here, the history of the “Rust Belt” as the oldest and largest industrial region in the USA is brought... more


Snøhetta completes Crystal
Workshop for Swarovski

Swarovski Manufaktur is a rapid-prototyping facility designed by Snøhetta at the crystal producer's campus in Wattens, Austria. Snøhetta desrcibes the new Swarovski facility as a "crystal workshop for the 21st century". It combines design, product development and manufacture in one building to allow clients to be involved in the prototyping of... more


Prada Productive Headquarter by CANALI ASSOCIATI s.r.l.; Italy

Prada has intended Valvigna industrial hub has the place for leather goods, still in the balance between industry and craft. The “green factory” is placed inside

the Arno valley, a specific area contaminated since the first industrial expanding during the 1960s. And, almost like a farmhouse, Valvigna is designed for workers, which are still linked to their home legacies, and also for the surronding landscape, in order to erase the wound inflicted by earlier built industrial complex and avoid further violences... more

New Product Showcase

We exclusively fabricate custom wood ceilings. From design to delivery, we help make your space look...

Access Lighting
Contemporary Lighting at its best!

Aesthetic Green Power
Leader in Integrated Solar Panels.

HVAC air delivery into the sub-flooring, liberating interior spaces from unsightly ducting and drop ceilings.
Aldora Aluminum and Glass Products is an industry leader in glass and aluminum fabrication.  

Artistry in Architectural Grilles
The industry’s leading choice for the highest quality decorative metal panels, architectural screens...
Premium brand of solid brass faucets and fixtures known for its expertise in plumbing fixtures and...

Chandler Company
Fiberglass planters, urns, bowls, trash/ash receptacles and water-proof planter liners for the commercial...
City Lift Parking
CityLift designs, manufactures, installs and services semi-automated to fully automated parking lift systems.
Manufacture of outdoor lighting products, ranging from residential to commercial products.

Dura Locker                        
Leading designer and manufacturer of high quality metal commercial bicycle storage lockers.

FabriTec is a leading a design/build contractor specializing in tensile membrane...

Fox Blocks
Insulating Concrete Form Wall Systems provide an extremely energy efficient building envelope...

FT Synthetics
Dedicated to researching and developing sustainable underlayments for sale at competitive prices.

GAF has become the largest roofing manufacturer in North America.

Glazing Vision USA
The skylight industry has made us the leader in pre-fabricated and custom skylight systems.
Kenneth Lynch & Sons
Has been producing high quality park benches, as well as cast stone and lead statuary and fountain...
Madrax products offer you creative, innovative bike parking solutions to meet your clients’ needs.

Modular Arts
Innovative products and tile that create graceful architectural features with natural gypsum components.

NightOrbs glass globes brings beauty, color and light to your landscape.

OHC Everlasting Hardwoods
We import, manufacture, and distribute high performance tropical hardwoods from around the world.

OHD Overhead Door
Overhead Door is one of the most recognized and respected brands in the garage door industry.

Architectural panels with exclusive patterns that provide a combination of shade, privacy and artistry in...

Planters Unlimited
Planters Unlimited specializes in commercial landscape products for architects, landscape...

QC Facades
Dedicated to furthering the education of rainscreen solutions as well as finding solutions for more...
Scranton Products
Scranton Products offers bathroom partitions, restroom products and options...

Silacote USA is a leading supplier of environmentally safe inorganic paints.

Thomas Steele
Creative, innovative, site furnishing solutions to meet your clients’ needs. Heating, Ventilating & AC...

Tile Tech Pavers
Leading manufacturer of Concrete Pavers, Roof Pavers, Porcelain Pavers, IPE Wood Deck Tiles...

Wayne Dalton
Wayne Dalton is the only source for the latest garage door and garage door opener features.

Innovators - A Look Back


I.M. Pei  
1917 - 2019
“Stop worrying about missed opportunities and start looking for new ones.”


The Pritzker Prize-winning Chinese-American architect famous for his soaring, lyrical renditions of contemporary architecture. Pei’s firm was responsible for a wide range of buildings in the United States and abroad, most famously the glass-topped extension of Paris’s Louvre Museum. more curbed dezeen pcf-p


Stanley Tigerman
1930- 2019
"In Chicago, I’d Much Rather Have Better Work Than Better Friends"


Chicago architect Stanley Tigerman, a founding member of the rebellious postmodern architecture group Chicago Seven. In a backlash against pared-back modernism, Tigerman and his peers designed in a more decorative fashion that drew on historical influences. more tigerman-mccurry

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