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Fully Custom & Unique Terra Cotta Extrusions Will Soon Be Available

Boston Valley Terra Cotta is developing new machinery that will use digital design to produce fully custom, unique terra cotta extrusions. Peter Schmidt, who has been working in the ARCH Design Lab for the past few years while also earning his Masters degree in architecture from the University at Buffalo, designed the machine for his […]


Department of Architecture Fuels Innovation through Industry Partnerships

SOURCE: UB school of Architecture and Planning BY: Rachel Teaman DATE: fall 2013 See the original article at B/a+p Magazine Department of Architecture Fuels Innovation through Industry Partnerships Boston Valley Terra Cotta, a leading manufacturer of architectural terra cotta, had long been considering a foray into digital tooling to streamline the age-old process of terra […]


Boston Valley Terra Cotta Inspires UB Architecture Students

Students from the University at Buffalo School of Architecture worked on a semester-long studio project wherein they explored the use of terra cotta as a building material. The goal of the studio was to erect semi-permanent towers in the quad behind the Architecture building on campus by the end of the semester. Students were encouraged […]


Acadia Workshop Attendees Explore Boston Valley’s Manufacturing Processes

Utilizing Rhino and Grasshopper software, architecture professors and students designed their own terra cotta unit, several of which were routed out of foam on the 5-axis CNC machine. On October 22nd and 23rd, Boston Valley Terra Cotta interns Andy Pries and Peter Schmidt hosted a workshop at Boston Valley as part of the Acadia 2013 […]


Historic Architecture Improved With New Technology

SOURCE: Innovation Trail BY: Ashley Hassett DATE: August 19, 2013 See the original article at Innovation Trail Historic architecture improved with new technology A western New York business is creating terra cotta architectural features with the help of the latest technology. The objects are an important element in restoring and maintaining historic buildings, and building […]


Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz Visits Boston Valley Terra Cotta

Boston Valley Terra Cotta welcomed Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz and Richard Tobey, Deputy County Executive to Boston Valley. They were able to learn about Boston Valley’s involvement in the UB Medical School, Peace Bridge, and Roswell Park projects as well as many others. Rich and Mark were truly impressed with our workforce, our infrastructure, […]