Alexis Harrison and Peter Webb, associates from ARUP Group Limited visited the manufacturing facility at Boston Valley Terra Cotta, here in Orchard Park, NY. ARUP is an international professional services firm headquartered in London, UK which provides engineering, design, planning, project management and consulting services. They have worked on countless projects including the Beijing National Aquatic Center (Below) used for the swimming and diving competitions in the 2012 Olympics. In addition to touring the Boston Valley plant, Peter and Alexis had the opportunity to explore the greater Buffalo-Niagara Region.
Lex Harrison is a designer and materials specialist as part of Advanced Technology + Research, and is a specialist in wood, ceramics, and brick. He has extensive experience in building facade technologies. Peter Webb is an Architect/Inventor who specializes in sustainable ceramic building materials. There is no doubt that Boston Valley sparked their interests.
In addition to the tour of the historic Guaranty Building and the Darwin Martin House in downtown Buffalo, NY, Peter and his colleague Alexis got to experience firsthand some of the fascinating and innovative things we do at Boston Valley Terra Cotta with an extensive tour of our facility.
This visit was a great opportunity to connect with skilled individuals from ARUP, sharing thoughts and being able to show them what Buffalo and Boston Valley Terra Cotta has to offer. We look forward to keeping in touch with Alexis and Peter and following their research and investigation in ceramics and terra cotta.