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Participants from the 2018 Architectural Assemblies Workshop work on assembling prototypes at the University at Buffalo SMART Lab.

Top US Architecture Firms to Attend the Architectural Ceramic Assemblies Workshop in Buffalo, NY, August 12-15

Each year the ACAWorkshop brings new participants, ideas and approaches to the design of architectural ceramic assemblies. 
July 24, 2019/by Media Boston Valley

Facade Tectonic’s Mic Patterson Recaps the 3rd Annual ACAWorkshop

As technological evolution accelerates and performance demands increase, access to this type of educational experience is vital to the industry’s ability to step the built environment toward resilience and sustainability goals.
October 3, 2018/by Media Boston Valley

Craig Copeland Presents & Collaborates at the 2018 Architectural Ceramic Assemblies Workshop (ACAW)

Originally published on PCPArch.com - Associate Partner, Craig Copeland, AIA, LEED AP BD+C presented in the 2018 Architectural Ceramic Assemblies Workshop (ACAW). Sharing a personal journey studying and designing with ceramics and stone, Craig asks "What might we still learn from ceramics of the past, and how can ceramics and stone today heighten performance and placemaking design in the future?"
September 17, 2018/by Media Boston Valley

The 2018 ACAWorkshop Re-Cap: Part 2

Originally published on BostonValley.com - Presentations were given throughout the ACAWorkshop by industry experts, furthering discussions of innovations in ceramic manufacturing. The final lecture, open to the public and presented at The Hotel Henry, was headlined by keynote speaker Chris Sharples, AIA, Principal at SHoP Architects.
September 11, 2018/by Media Boston Valley

The 2018 ACAWorkshop Featured in The Architects Newspaper

Originally Published on Archpaper.com - This year, over 60 attendees participated in the workshop, which emphasized the role of pre-design and research at the early stages of a design project.
September 10, 2018/by Media Boston Valley

The 2018 ACAW Re-Cap: Part 1

Originally published on BostonValley.com - The third-annual Architectural Ceramic Assemblies Workshop proved to be an excellent opportunity for furthering the advancement of bioclimatic building solutions. Boston Valley Terra Cotta in partnership with the University at Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning and the UB Sustainable Manufacturing and Advanced Robotic Technologies (SMART) coordinated in bringing this event to life, once again providing participants a chance to further their understanding of architectural ceramics.
August 29, 2018/by Media Boston Valley

ACAW Team Feature: Radical Matter

Participants come together from many different backgrounds to form Team Radical Matter. They’re here at ACAW 2018 to represent The Matter Factory, Dataclay, Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects, Szerelmey Ltd, Iowa State University, Alfred University, and the University of Michigan with a collective goal to push the limits of architectural terra cotta.
August 15, 2018/by Media Boston Valley

ACAW Team Feature: AECOM

Originally published on BostonValley.com - Participants from team AECOM come together at the 2018 Architectural Ceramic Assemblies Workshop from engineering firm AECOM, Thomas Jefferson University, FABS LLC, and the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Team AECOM returns to ACAW to continue pursuit to harness the thermal properties of terra cotta in a building skin.
August 14, 2018/by Media Boston Valley

ACAW Team Feature: University at Buffalo

Originally published on BostonValley.com - Individuals come together from the University at Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning, Glaze Artist Christine Jetten, PLP Architecture, Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, and Alfred University. Team UB is made up of experts in four critical areas: glazing design, architectural morphology, facade engineering, and ceramic arts. For the 2018 Architectural Ceramics Assemblies Workshop, Team University at Buffalo have been investigating the functional properties of iridescent glazes in architectural building skins.
August 10, 2018/by Media Boston Valley

ACAW Team Feature: Sasaki / StudioNYL

Team Sasaki/Studio NYL is made up of a variety of individuals from Sasaki, Studio NYL, Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc. and Simpson Gumpertz & Heger. For the 2018 ACAWorkshop, Team Sasaki/Studio NYL's has been working on a prototype that is an innovative take on the terra cotta sunshade.
August 2, 2018/by Media Boston Valley

ACAW Team Feature: Morphosis

Originally published on BostonValley.com - Team Morphosis is comprised mainly of individuals from the notable architecture firm, Morphosis, as well as the architecture firms ARUP and Studio NYL. Team Morphosis, in collaboration with  Boston Valley Terra Cotta have been investigating and developing a tiled, high-performance terra cotta rainscreen, finding ways to take advantage of the natural properties of the medium.
July 30, 2018/by Media Boston Valley

Explore Terra Cotta Facades at Architectural Ceramic Assemblies Workshop

Architecture’s top professionals from SHoP Architects, AECOM, Morphosis, Radical Craft, The Matter Factory, Sasaki and Studio NYL will form blended teams to tackle a variety of theoretical and practical challenges designing ceramic assemblies for high-performance buildings.
July 30, 2018/by Media Boston Valley

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