Boston Valley Terra Cotta in the news

Revisiting the Thin Tiled Vaulting Exercise – Part 2

Last month, Boston Valley Terra Cotta donated and expedited materials for the Thin Tiled Vaulting Exercise at the IMI BAC/Local 1 PA/DE Training Center in Philadelphia. The event was one of three hands-on workshops taught by Franca Trubiano as a part of the Masonry Techtonics course offered at the University of Pennsylvania School of Design. In the previous post about the Thin Tiled Vaulting Exercise, students were shown building tile arches on parabolic armatures. 

Restoration is Underway on the Historic 35 East Wacker

The city of Chicago is renowned for its rich history as a hub for modern industry and luxury. 35 East Wacker, originally known as the Jeweler's Building (built in 1926), channels Roman, Greek, and Gothic architecture with its intricate, decorative flourishes. The Jeweler's building was originally built to house and protect the city's diamond trade.

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 […]
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Boston Valley Terra Cotta Prepares For Second Architectural Ceramic Assemblies Workshop

We are currently in the planning stages for our second ACAW event which brought together architects, engineers and ceramic artists from across the country. These industry experts worked in teams focusing on the development of architectural terra cotta for bioclimatic use in façades, walls, objects and surfaces. This year’s workshop is scheduled for August 14 – 17, […]