Blog posts from the ARCH Design Lab

Hyatt Regency, Tysons Corner Center, TerraPreCast, precast concrete, precast terra cotta

Hyatt Regency Tysons Corner, Boston Valley featured by PCI Mid-Atlantic

PCI publishes a case study detailing one of Boston Valley's past projects, the Hyatt Regency hotel at Tysons Corner – the hotel's façade is a combination of glass and precast terra cotta cladding.
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.

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).
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.