• Architectural Ceramic Assemblies Workshop


ACAWorkshop 2020

Now in its fifth year, the ACAWorkshop is the driving force behind architectural ceramic innovation. Created by Boston Valley Terra Cotta with support from the University at Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning, the ACAWorkshop teaches participants about terra cotta manufacturing and the prototypes and processes explored at ACAW have carried into real world projects.

Reference Material

Webinar with William M. Carty, Ph.D., Alfred University

Friday, February 7th, 2020 11:00am EST

Dr Carty will discuss clay body micro structure and freeze thaw issues, embedded carbon and energy in Terra Cotta as compared to metal and glass, as well as address the problems and possibilities of titanium dioxide, photovoltaic, and other technologies.  Finally, he will answer any questions regarding the topic. View Dr. Carty’s webinar here.

Glazes for Architecture, Andy Brayman

August 2019

In a presentation from the 2019 ACAWorkshop, Boston Valley Terra Cotta Glaze Research & Design Specialist and founder of The Matter Factory, Andy Brayman discusses the different types of glazes that are used in architectural ceramics. Download the pdf of the presentation here.

2020 Workshop Teams

Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture

Chicago, IL

Handel Architects

New York, NY

Kohn Pedersen Fox

New York, NY

LMN Architects

Seattle, WA

Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects, Studios Architecture

New Haven, CT / New York, NY

Perkins and Will

Chicago, IL

PLP Architecture

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP

New York, NY / Chicago, IL

Studio Gang

Chicago, IL

University at Buffalo

Buffalo, NY

Join Us for the ACAWorkshop

Individuals and teams interested in participating in the ACAWorkshop are encouraged to contact us to express their interest and to observe this year’s event to see the process, facilities and presentations live.

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