Join the NCECA and Boston Valley at Future Flux and help transport us to the ways that ceramic art and education will continue to matter.
If you think public libraries are an institution with a proud past but a problematic future you have to visit the new Elmhurst Public Library by Marpillero Pollak Architects. Commissioned in 2004 by New York’s Department of Design and Construction (DDC), it’s not just a triumphant work of civic architecture, but one that creates community and celebrates what it means to be a public institution in 2017.
“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
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.
The International Masonry Institute’s Ohio Restoration Day will focus on mortar history and repointing, masonry restoration techniques, restoration cleaning and much more. Join us for this informative half day event.
This yearsWinter Technical Meeting is three days in Huntington Beach, California. Attendees of SWRI meetings are able to get continuing educational credit from the American Institute of Architects.