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2019 AIA/ALA Library Building Awards

Albion Public Library, Toronto, Perkins + Will Architects.
Photo by Doublespace Photography

The American Institute of Architects (AIA), in partnership with the American Library Association (ALA), announced the winners of the 2019 AIA/ALA Library Building Awards, spotlighting public and academic library construction, renovation, and

Half Moon Bay Library, CA, Noll & Tam Architects
Photo by Anthony Lindsey Photography

restoration projects completed no earlier than 2014. The six featured libraries range from Toronto to Kentucky, from the 22,000 square foot Half Moon...more


Innovative and Awe-Inducing - INDE.Awards

The INDE.Awards Jurors have been impressed by the innovative and awe-inducing entries submitted for the INDE.Awards 2019. A panel of 15 internationally-recognised Jurors deliberated over hundreds of entries submitted from across the Indo-Pacific region. They collectively praised architects’ and designers’ creativity, ingenuity and commitment to quality across... more

LCI Melbourne Campus by Gray Puksand.
Photo by Christine Francis


Africa's innovative green architecture

Sustainability is playing an increasingly important role in Africa's architecture. Here are six innovative buildings leading the way by prioritizing recycling and saving energy costs.

The University of Agostinho Neto in Angola
Perkins + Will Architects.

The University of Agostinho Neto in Angola is considered one of the greenest buildings in all of Africa. Designed by Perkins+Will Architects, it positions classrooms to make the best use of natural ventilation and cooling by drawing breezes directly into the building. Trees arranged in a line create... more

Ghana, Hive Earth

New Product Showcase

Accurate Lock & Hardware
Blends old world craftsmanship with modern technologies to create the highest quality...

Advanced Materials for Building, Transport and Industry Applications

Cast-In-Place ARCHITECTURAL CONCRETE BASES - The progressive choice of building industry professionals

AS Hanging Systems
AS Hanging Systems - Hang with the Best™
ATI Laminates
ATI Decorative Laminates is a leading manufacturer of decorative laminates.  

Clayton & Lambert
We specialize in customized engineered solutions for companies in the swimming pool, grain storage...
Collier Metals
COL-MET is the largest manufacturer of steel landscape

Deepstream Designs
Sustainably designed Garden Planters,Garden Gates, Garden Bench, Trash Bins and Recyclers..
EuroStar Fenestration
Your source for European Tilt Turn Windows and Doors.
Everite Doors
Enormous pride in the quality of work insures each door is meticulously…

Glazing Vision                        
Skydoor Hinged Access Skylight - Operable skylight which opens up your roof deck at the touch of a button.

Goldbrecht - Vitrocsa
The Invisible Sliding Wall System. The inventor of the world’s slimmest profile - now precision-made...

Grandoor Frames
Specialty and Fire Rated Wood Door Frames. Customizable. Affordable. Readily Available.

Greenfields Outdoor Fitness
Provides unique outdoor fitness settings that offer activities for users at all fitness levels.

Our products are used in some of the world's finest hotel meeting rooms and...

Interstate Brick
Widely recognized as one of the premier commercial brick manufacturers in the U.S.
Energy saving LED signs and changeable interior wayfinding signs…
Major Industries
MAJOR INDUSTRIES creates custom skylights and translucent wall systems for every design and budget.

Metal Design Systems
Leading Aluminum Composite and Metal Composite panel fabricators in North America.

Modern-Shed offers sleek, quality structures that are designed to meet your needs.

Notting Hill Decorative Hardware
High-end hardware knobs, pulls, bin pulls, back plates, appliance pulls for cabinets & furniture.

Direct importer of premium quality domestic and exotic hardwood products with distribution throughout...

ODL offers decorative door glass, privacy glass, clear door glass and Retractable Screens.

Solely devoted to the design and manufacturer of vertical reciprocating conveyors.

Pool and Spa Enclosures
Retractable pool, spa and patio enclosures, all year and all weather.
Acoustical Wall and Ceiling Treatments for Seamless Architectural Design Acoustical Wall and Ceiling...

Real Carriage Door
Meticulously handcrafted from solid wood with true mortise and tenon joinery using old world methods.

Real Sliding Hardware
Craftsmanship, excellence and innovation define Real Sliding Hardware.

Solomon Colors / Brickform
Industry leader in colored concrete since 1927 as a worldwide supplier of concrete color, concrete colors...

Company and a brand-name representing quality craftsmanship in the emerging artificial landscape...

T2 Site Amenities
Supplies upscale trash & recycling containers, benches, planters, bike racks, meeting room products, water...

The Combination Door Co.
The finest and highest quality restaurant doors, changing room, restroom and True Divided Lite doors

Ultrabase Systems
Provides a host of innovative products for creating smarter places to work...

Wagner Architectural Systems
State-of-the-art, easy-to-install, attractive and functional architectural glass systems.

Western Colloid
A leader in Fluid Applied Reinforced Roofing, Reflective Coating Systems and Premium Asphalt Sealcoats.

Winandy Greenhouse Company
Designing, Manufacturing, and Installing Greenhouses since 1919.

Innovators - A Look Back


Giancarlo Fassina  
1935 - 2019
“one of the leading figures of Italian avant-garde design of the 1970s and 1980s”


An architect, engineer, and designer, but above all he was a magician of light, as those who with him were lucky enough to work called him. Like many of his Italian contemporaries, he studied architecture at the Politecnico... more stardust archiproducts


Germán Samper
1924- 2019
"Drawing is learned by drawing"



Concert Hall, Bogota

We remember the Colombian architect linked to Le Corbusier, one of Latin America’s most influential – known for his social housing projects, the Avianca skyscraper and the Gold... more

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