“HOK contacted us during the conceptual design stage,” explained Willard Pottle, international sales and marketing manager at Boston Valley Terra Cotta, which won the bid to manufacture the panels over two German firms. “They made it very clear that they wanted to use terra cotta to acknowledge Buffalo’s architectural history.” – UB|MD
Boston Valley Terra Cotta in the news
The University at Buffalo’s new medical school building is beginning to show its terra cotta look. Five thousand terra cotta panels are making a visible statement on the University at Buffalo’s new Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences building under construction on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus.
Ronald Rael and Virginia San Fratello, of Emerging Objects, have been working to build a 3-D printed house constructed from various recycled and naturally occurring materials. We were lucky enough to have Rael and San Fratello in attendance of the Architectural Ceramics Assembly Workshop in August.
Selldorf Architects worked with Boston Valley Terra Cotta to design a rainscreen cladding of profiled panels in a custom glaze. The panels are trimmed with weathered steel, which rises beyond the facade to frame a rooftop terrace. On grade, the entry is marked with a mahogany ship-lapped siding.
The new Porcelanosa USA headquarters in Madison Square Park will be awarded an honor for historic preservation by the AIA New Jersey chapter. Boston Valley Terra Cotta would like to congratulate CTS Group Architecture on this well deserved honor and express our gratitude to all project team members, including installation contractor Nicholson & Galloway, for […]
In early 2014 Boston Valley Terra Cotta was put under contract to supply the terra cotta cladding materials for the new 12 story mixed-used building planned for the existing Delaware Court building site. Boston Valley began by documenting the existing terra cotta units that comprised the façade. Documentation was done utilizing two methods; first, individual […]
Q: What drove the design of the pavilion’s tiled façade? Rodolfo Machado: Materially, we chose terra-cotta because the structure is a piece in a garden, and the garden pavilion has always been a light green terra-cotta with golden edges. But the material is also in the traditional buildings on the Ringling campus, like the John and Mable Ringling House—it is on the floors and inlaid in the walls.