Blog posts from the ARCH Design Lab

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.

John Krouse to present at Zak World of Façades in Toronto

John Krouse will explain how Boston Valley is changing the face of terra cotta with details on some of our past Canadian projects, including The Well – Toronto’s largest active construction site.
A closeup of the red terra cotta facade on the FDNY training facility in NYC, designed by Studio Gang

Dezeen Magazine Spotlight on the TerraClad® Panels of FDNY Rescue Company 2

The article discusses lead architect Studio Gang’s design intent for the function of the building, which is used by the firefighter team as a simulation and training facility for extreme rescue situations.
32 colossal columns at the 29th floor of the Helmsley Building were repaired to address cracking and structural corrosion

Boston Valley Terra Cotta Project Awarded at the 32nd Annual Lucy Moses Awards

Each year the Conservancy honors a number of building owners, developers, preservation architects, general contractors, façade engineers, installation specialists, and manufacturers related to the trade for outstanding work in preservation within NYC. Several Boston Valley Terra Cotta projects have been the recipient of such honors in the past.
Boston Valley TerraClad on the exterior facade of The Well development, Toronto

TerraClad® used in The Well, Toronto’s largest mixed-use development

By using sophisticated applications of terra cotta and brick, as well as glass and steel, The Well design will complement and preserve the industrial character of the historic King Street West neighborhood.

An in-depth look at how Boston Valley created the terra cotta for One Vanderbilt’s facade

The recently completed One Vanderbilt building has joined the distinguished silhouette of New York City’s skyline. The building was designed by KPF and the structure features a stunning terra cotta façade.