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Guaranty Building, Buffalo, NY, Terra Cotta Architecture restoration, Louis Sullivan

The Restoration Legacy of Louis Sullivan’s Guaranty Building

The restoration of the Guaranty Building in the 1980s signified a resurgence in the terra cotta industry within the United States. Following the meticulous repair of the Guaranty Building façade, Boston Valley Terra Cotta embarked on an extensive array of terra cotta restoration projects, encompassing diverse scales and complexities.

Elms Hall Revitalization, SUNY Buffalo State Classroom Building, Architectural Resources, Perkins and Will, Terra Cotta Panels, Exterior Envelope, Custom Profiles

Revitalizing Elms Hall: SUNY Buffalo State Classroom Building

To meet evolving needs and to continue to provide a space that fosters academic growth, Elms Hall is undergoing a significant transformation. Phase 1 construction commenced in March 2022, focusing on demolition, abatement, and construction of a new exterior envelope.

ACAW 2023, ACAWorkshop, Facade Prototype, Ceramic Assembly, Terra Cotta, HGA Architects

A Cost-Effective Masonry Solution: Terra Cotta Long-Format Brick

Working with Studio NYL, HGA decided to revisit their original Center for Arctic Studies (CAS) cladding concept for the 2023 ACAWorkshop, exploring custom extruded terra cotta baguettes.

Rice Architecture, Rice University, Cannady Hall, Karamuk Kuo, terra cotta facade, TerraClad®, facade cladding

Brick meets terra cotta at Rice University’s Cannady Hall

The structural phase of Rice University’s William T. Cannady Hall was completed in August 2023. The 22,000 square foot building will be an addition to the Rice School of Architecture, located in Houston, TX.

OCMA Awarded in ENR California’s 2023 Best Projects Competition

The Orange County Museum of Art, designed by Morphosis, has been recognized by Engineering News-Record with a 2023 Best Projects regional award in the Cultural/Worship category.

ACAW 2023, ACAWorkshop, Facade Prototype, Ceramic Assembly, Terra Cotta, HGA Architects

Applications Open for the 2024 Architectural Ceramic Assemblies Workshop

Boston Valley is excited to announce that team applications are now open for ACAW 2024. Celebrating its ninth year, this unique workshop invites professionals from the architectural industry to explore innovative building solutions and further their understanding of architectural terra cotta for large-scale assemblies.

ACAW 2023, ACAWorkshop, Facade Prototype, Ceramic Assembly, Terra Cotta, Eric Parry Architects, The Architect's Newspaper

The Architect’s Newspaper Reports on ACAW 2023

Included in the coverage of the 2023 ACAWorkshop is an article by The Architect’s Newspaper, reported on by program assistant Trevor Shillaci.

ACAW 2023, ACAWorkshop, Facade Prototype, Ceramic Assembly, Terra Cotta, Pickard Chilton

That’s a Wrap! ACAW 2023 Overview

At ACAW 2023, professional teams explored new depths in the flexibility and functionality of terra cotta as a material for façade design. Several themes emerged from this year’s 10-month-long research workshop, including bioclimatic/biophilic design, transitional space, and structural design.

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