Boston Valley’s CEO John Krouse is scheduled to present at the Zak World of Façades conference in Seattle, WA on March 31st, 2022. The event will showcase innovative solutions to the construction challenges raised by sustainable building envelopes.
The Zak conference provides a platform for architects, engineers, manufacturers, and other industry experts from around the globe to network with each other, and features presentations from keynote speakers that address the latest technology in façade design and engineering.
John Krouse will be discussing how architectural terra cotta can be manipulated to meet the demands of complex buildings due to its flexibility and eco-friendly nature. Attendees will learn why terra cotta is a great solution for high-performance façades as John takes an in-depth look at three Boston Valley projects: 120 Stockton, Nordstrom’s Seattle Flagship, and the Orange County Museum of Art (currently under construction).
A geologically-derived building material, terra cotta’s low embodied energy and long-lasting durability make it as well-suited for 21st century design ideologies and construction methods as it was an era ago. From processing curved panels for the exterior of the OCMA, to glaze matching Nordstrom’s 100-year old masonry units, Boston Valley is changing the face of terra cotta.
Attendees of the conference on 3/31 will have the opportunity to earn 8 AIA LU/HSW credits, and to learn about the future of terra cotta as a modern building material.
Header image: OCMA rendering © Morphosis