Blog posts from the ARCH Design Lab

Chicago’s Gage Building Restoration Continues

Boston Valley is wrapping up the restoration of a new ornamental cartouche for Louis Sullivan’s Gage building in Chicago, Illinois. Designed by renowned architect Louis Sullivan, the Gage Building’s Art Nouveau façade is emphasized with intricate vine and ivy motifs that complement geometric patterns. 3D renderings were taken of the existing original terra cotta pieces to inform […]

2017 ACAWorkshop Teamed Experts to Explore Large-Scale Ceramic Applications

Boston Valley Terra Cotta and the University at Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning wrapped up the 2nd annual Architectural Ceramic Assemblies Workshop on August 17, 2017. A collection of interdisciplinary professionals made up 4 teams – Team AECOM, Team Morphosis, Team Walter P Moore and Team UB/Alfred – worked collaboratively with industry experts and educators exploring innovative ceramic façade solutions to a variety of architectural challenges.

Winning Design for UB Hayes Hall Mailboxes are in Production at Boston Valley

The student and faculty designed mailboxes for Hayes Hall, home to the University at Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning, are currently in production at Boston Valley Terra Cotta. The design titled “Bibelot”, beat out the proposals of nine other teams comprised of faculty and students. Developed by student Nicholas Traverse (MArch ’16), Erkin Özay, assistant professor of […]