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The new podium at the base of Willis Tower produces a stunning first impression with large terra cotta portals

Manufacturing Extruded TerraClad® for Chicago’s Willis Tower

Boston Valley Terra Cotta is working with Gensler in Chicago to manufacture Willis Tower’s white terra cotta façade.

A closer look reveals the rich yellow glaze and ridged texture of Pelli Clarke's ceramic seating

ACAW 2022 in the Friends of Terra Cotta Newsletter

In their fall newsletter, the Friends of Terra Cotta published an article on the 2022 ACAWorkshop, discussing the importance of solar performance in façade design.

A rendering of what the Buro Happold / COOKFOX facade prototype applied to a building

Designboom and Dezeen cover the details of a living façade collaboration

The modular system aims to provide wildlife – including bees, birds and plants – with space to thrive on the façades of buildings in urban environments.

Watch the ACAW 2022 Opening Keynote, “Orange County Art Museum, From ACAW to Reality”

The 2022 ACAWorkshop kicked off on Monday, August 15th with a live-only opening keynote from Stan Su (Technical Director – RIOS) and Erik Verboon (Principal | Director of Enclosure Engineering – Walter P Moore).

ARO, Terra cotta curtain, ACAW 2021

2021 ACAW Team Receives Recognition for Collaborative Project, V-Soleil

Architecture Research Office collaborated with Heintges Consulting and fabricator TriPyramid Structures during ACAW 2021 to explore the limits of terra cotta and they developed V-Soleil, a curtain-like brise soleil inspired by organic forms.

The curved terra cotta facade on the new OCMA building was designed by Morphosis and fabricated by Boston Valley

Curved façade takes shape at the new Orange County Museum of Art

Work on the new Orange County Museum of Art in Costa Mesa, CA is nearing completion, with opening day anticipated for Fall 2022. The state-of-the-art 53,000 sq. foot building – designed by Thom Mayne of Morphosis – is twice the size of the museum’s former location in Newport Beach. The move places the museum right […]

Construction on The Well expected to complete in Summer 2023

The build reached several milestones this past spring, including the completion of a 35,000 square foot outdoor glass canopy that will shelter pedestrians traveling the main thoroughfare below.

The book cover of "Architectural Terra Cotta" by Donald Corner and John Rowell

Boston Valley featured in new “Architectural Terra Cotta” academic publication

Published in 2022 by Donald B. Corner and John Rowell, the book examines the evolution of the timeless material and prepares architects and builders to find new, creative uses for it in their work.

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