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 […]
This article, featured in RIBA Journal, finds Alexis Harrison of Arup, delving into the history of architectural ceramics as a beautiful and durable building material and its bright future, merging craft, artistry, and technology, to become a superior facade choice.
Boston Valley Terra Cotta has been making progress on the very detailed, ornamental terra cotta facade restoration of the Gage Building in Chicago. Designed by architect Louis Sullivan in 1899, 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 original […]
Boston Valley Terra Cotta is making progress on the restoration of the façade of the former 1916 Atlantic Bank Building at 168 Michigan Avenue in Chicago. This long-vacant, century-old high-rise in now undergoing a remarkable transformation and there's great anticipation to return the beautiful white terra cotta façade to its original glory. When completed, plans for this historic restoration project include an upscale hotel set to open Spring of 2018.
Over Memorial Day weekend, The Coney Island History Project opened "Neptune Revisited: Terra Cotta Relics from the Childs Building, Last of Coney Island's Boardwalk Palaces," exhibiting terra cotta relics from the original Childs Restaurant Building, now the Seaside Park and Community Arts Center. The exhibition gives insight into the history of the popular boardwalk restaurant and the extensive process to restore the original 1924 building.
Boston Valley Terra Cotta was recently featured in Architect’s Newspaper. The article, “The future of ceramics is being developed in Buffalo, New York” by Matt Shaw, highlights Boston Valley's transformation from a flower pot business started in 1889 to a leading innovator in the Terra Cotta industry – maintaining a superior level of craftsmanship while simultaneously incorporating digital technology to allow more experimentation with clay-based building systems.
Boston Valley Terra Cotta was contracted to manufacture the terra cotta for the restoration of The Dymocks Building, in the heart of Sydney, Australia. Also known as “The Block”, the building has maintained its purpose as a retail center since it’s constructed in 1926. Often considered architect F.H.B. Wilton’s best-known building, the unique design is […]