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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.

Eight teams will present architectural prototypes at ACAWorkshop 2022

The Architectural Ceramic Assemblies Workshop returns for its seventh year, bringing more teams together at Boston Valley Terra Cotta to explore the possibilities of using terra cotta for large-scale assemblies.

The biophilic facade design created at ACAWorkshop 2021 consists of separate modules for bird, bee, and plant habitats.

Buro Happold and COOKFOX explore biophilic façades at ACAW 2021

The Architect’s Newspaper recaps the collaboration, where the team reimagined exterior façades as much-needed habitat space for birds, bees, and plants in the urban environment.

Manufacturing custom TerraClad© panels for “Hudson’s Site” mega-development

The Architect’s Newspaper reported on the massive new mixed-use development that is currently underway in the middle of downtown Detroit, MI. Aptly named “Hudson’s Site” for the time being, the project stands on the site of the former Hudson’s flagship, part of the long-defunct department store chain.

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