Driven by a desire to serve our customers, YKK AP America offers market-driven products backed by world-class technology and a dedication to be the very best at what we do. Consistent with the philosophies and principles of the global
YKK Group, we combine engineering, innovative system designs, and vertically integrated manufacturing processes to provide fenestration systems at the highest level of quality and at a competitive price.
Committed to protecting the environment and the communities in which we operate, the Dublin, Georgia manufacturing center has achieved ISO 14001 status recognizing our advanced environmental management systems for recycling and the conservation of natural resources.
As the leading full service provider of woven metal fabric for architectural solutions, GKD-USA draws on more than 85 years of German engineering excellence, precision American manufacturing and expertise as the originator of the category. Serving as technical design consultants on each project, our collaboration with architects begins at the conceptual design phase and continues through specification, installation and testing.
View Inc. is the pioneer in large-scale architectural dynamic glass. View designs and manufactures a new generation of dynamic glass that intelligently adjusts its tint levels. View Dynamic Glass enables unparalleled control over the amount of light and heat entering a building – dramatically increasing comfort while reducing building energy consumption.
For efficiency and aesthetics from the ground up, architects are specifying 3M adhesives, tapes, and protective films for a wide variety of applications. 3M VHB Structural Glazing Tapes have been building a worldwide success record since 1990. 3M VHB Tapes for Architectural Metal Panels keep surfaces smooth and secure in high profile buildings from L.A. to Dubai. Furthermore, 3M offers high-performance material, 3M Dyneon Fluoroplastic ETFE, which is extremely resistant to chemical effects of all kinds. Films made from ETFE are very resistant to tearing and to UV radiation. They have proven their worth in lightweight roof constructions in all climatic zones for over forty years.
AGNORA – Architectural Glass North America – is the industry’s leader in customer service: We say what we do and do what we say. World class oversize laminates with butter-smooth edgework. Jumbo insulated units with Saint Gobain LowE high performance coated glass. AGNORA is the new home of the largest in glass digital ceramic ink glass printer in North and South America – up to 130” x 300”.
AGNORA fabricates the largest glass in North America: www.BIGASSGLASS.com
AkzoNobel makes a complete line of liquid spray and powder coatings to meet the needs of the architectural aluminum market. TRINAR® and Interpon® D3000 are premium liquid and powder coatings that meet the AAMA 2605 spec, and are ideal for any project that requires lasting durability and beauty.
Boston Valley Terra Cotta is recognized as an innovative manufacturer of architectural ceramics, producing architectural terra cotta, roof tile and the only U.S. manufactured rain screen system, TerraClad™. BVTC has collaborated on numerous R&D initiatives with visiting artists, scientists, and architects, participating in construction projects from design development to completion.
Cambridge Architectural is the leading North American manufacturer of architectural mesh systems that incorporate a variety of attachment methods and metal fabric patterns. We specialize in designing, building & installing tension systems that offer many design solutions. Cambridge Architectural’s applications-based approach to our product offering allows us to focus simultaneously on aesthetics and functionality.
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Across the country, architects are required to take continuing education courses to maintain their professional license. CE|STRONG offers the only app designed to provide architects AIA courses, specifically designed for mobile users. The CE|S app is easy-to-use, intuitive tool for architects to take courses & manage their AIA Continuing Education Units (CEUs).
Consolidated Glass Holdings Inc. (CGH) is a leading manufacturer of high performance products for multi-use buildings with a focus on security, detention, protective, and energy efficient glazing among its vast offerings. The companies under the CGH banner are: Global Security Glazing, Dlubak Specialty Glass, Solar Seal, Columbia Commercial Building Products, and North American Specialty Glass.
Cosentino is excited to launch our newest innovation – Dekton® Ultracompact surfacing material. Dekton is produced via a state of the art production process which is resin-free and uses only inorganic materials. The result is a revolutionary engineered stone product in thin, Ultra-large format panels for use in ventilated rainscreen façade applications. The product exhibits superior performance in UV durability and graffiti resistance along with a non-combustible DNA.
CRL-U.S. Aluminum is the leading single-source manufacturer of architectural glazing systems that effectively integrate aesthetics and performance. Our comprehensive selection of fenestration solutions includes entrances, storefronts, curtain walls, windows, and office partitions. For decades, we’ve built a solid reputation based on innovative product design, installer-friendly systems, short lead times, and complete project support.
Eastman is a specialty chemical company that produces a broad range of products including Saflex® & Vanceva® PVB interlayers that enhances glass in terms of safety, security, style, solar and sound control. To help ensure projects meet stringent glazing requirements, we also provide expert technical support in the design phase.
Elward Systems Corporation is an engineering pioneer of high performance wall systems and is one of the largest pre-fabricated wall panel suppliers in North America. Our focus includes the production of aluminum composite panels (Alucobond/Reynobond), high pressure laminate panels (Trespa) and composite cement panels (SwissPearl).
We have been evolving and adapting for more than 50 years and offer both guttered and gasketed panel systems, rainscreen panel systems and systems designed to incorporate exterior insulation (CI).
Established in 1946, Giroux Glass is a glass and glazing contractor with offices in L.A, Fresno, San Bernardino and Las Vegas. Using union-qualified glaziers, our projects include architecturally-significant residences, hotels, retail and commercial buildings, and tenant improvements. Now ranked by ENR as #11 nationally, Giroux is employee owned, WBE-certified.
Established in 1980 in Los Angeles, Glasswerks is a full-service fabricator of glass for commercial and architectural applications, supplying tempered, laminated, and custom glass to customers in California and Nevada. Glasswerks’ experienced fabrication personnel are equipped with state-of-the-art manufacturing equipment, and focus on delivering quality products and personalized customer support.
Guardian SunGuard Advanced Architectural Glass and Glass Analytics tools provide facade solutions that allow architects and designers to explore all the aesthetic and functional possibilities of building with light while meeting increasingly complex energy, daylighting, LEED and performance requirements. New SunGuard SNX 51/23 glass offers an industry-leading combination of high visible light and low solar heat gain.
Kawneer offers architectural aluminum building products and systems for the commercial construction industry. From thermal efficiency and sustainability to hurricane and blast resistance, we offer a dynamic range of innovative, high-performing products/systems for renovation and new construction. Kawneer’s comprehensive product portfolio includes entrances, framing systems, windows and curtain wall systems.
Nichiha is a leading manufacturer of fiber cement siding and Architectural Wall Panels for commercial, national brand, and residential applications. Nichiha is headquartered in Atlanta with 13 plants across 3 countries. Nichiha offers ever-expanding finishes and textures, the most comprehensive warranty in the industry, and a highly engineered installation system.
Ollin Stone is proud to present Neolith Sintered Surfaces, a new and revolutionary product category designed in the last decade with the aim of providing an innovative response to most demanding architectural and design demands. Ollin Stone is the Official Southern California Neolith Distributor.
The POHL Group is a family-owned business with an 160-year-old tradition. The combination of tradition, high quality and innovative thinking is the foundation of becoming an expert in metal handicraft. Today the POHL Group is one of the worldwide leading addresses for planning, technical construction as well as producing ventilated and insulated curtain walls.
Today, ventilated facades are considered to be the most advanced, effective and safest means of installing ceramic tiles on facades, providing buildings with aesthetic, technical and environmental benefits. Porcelanosa offers technical assistance throughout your entire project, from the design stage through to construction. We offer a multidisciplinary team comprising architects, engineers, CAD experts and tile specialists.
PPG IdeaScapes integrates metal coatings, glass and paint to provide complete color and surface solutions that help architects design and construct more sustainable buildings. Industry-leading brands include Duranar metal coatings; Solarban solar control, low-e glasses and an exceptional range of interior and exterior paints by PPG Paints to meet any project need. To learn more, visit www.ppgideascapes.com.
Wood has been worked by man for thousands of years, and its applications have gradually been mastered over time. At Prodema, we have updated that age-old experience, adding a large dose of state-of-the-art technology, to create an original and avant-garde range of natural wood products for the world of architecture, which had been inconceivable up until recent years, for their appearance, quality, range, and, above all, durability.
As the originator and world leader of deep textured metals, Rigidized® Metals manufactures and fabricates one-of-a-kind sheet goods, wall coverings, and panels. The Rigidized® process adds strength, impact resistance, and the ability to hide scratches, while also allowing for down-gauging, resulting in lighter, longer-lasting products and reduced maintenance costs.
ROXUL Inc. is the North American operations of ROCKWOOL International, the world’s largest stone wool manufacturer. In the spring of 2014, a 600,000 sq. ft. facility opened in Marshall County, Mississippi; approximately 30 miles south of Memphis. This facility will facilitate the growing demand for ROXUL product in the US.
Sapa Extrusions is North America’s leading producer of extruded aluminum. We offer the industry’s broadest product capabilities in press sizes and tonnages, alloy selection, circle sizes, and profile types. Our North American Technical Center bring unprecedented value to customers with design and technical support, mechanical and application engineering, and metallurgy.
Schüco provides state-of-the-art window and façade technology tailored for all market sectors, from private homes to commercial and industrial projects. To achieve this, a broad product portfolio consisting of high quality materials is needed. Schüco systems meet and exceed the most demanding requirements for energy efficiency, security, comfort and design.
Based in Gersthofen near Munich, sedak GmbH & Co. KG is one of the world’s leading glass processing companies. Supported through its own intensive research and development, the company produces high-quality insulated and safety glass, and spectacular all-glass designs for architecture. The company’s unique projects regularly garner innovation awards for glass stairs, glass bridges and all-glass buildings. Delivering glass products made to the very highest standards, sedak’s production facilities process, temper, laminate, and print panes of glass in sizes of up to 10’6″ x 49′.
Sika Corporation is a leading supplier of specialty chemical products and industrial materials serving construction and industrial markets. Sika’s technologies focus on sealing, bonding, damping, reinforcing and protecting. Product lines include concrete admixtures, specialty mortars, epoxies, structural strengthening systems, industrial flooring, sealants, adhesives, specialty acoustic and reinforcing materials. Sika always fulfills the highest quality standards.
Specified Technologies Inc. (STI) is a leading manufacturer of innovative firestop solutions designed to stop the spread of fire, smoke and toxic fumes. With over 1,300 UL® Classified systems, STI specializes in cutting edge perimeter fire containment systems including backpan designs, flush and reduced sill heights, and connection protection.
TerraCORE Panels can be used anywhere dimensional stone has been chosen with multiple advantages including cost effectiveness, 80% reduction in weight and ease of installation. As such, TerraCORE’s system is the stone or porcelain cladding product of choice by many architects, general contractors, engineers, interior designers and developers throughout the world.
Tremco Commercial Sealants & Waterproofing offers product systems spanning the foundation to the roof. Our below-grade waterproofing systems, air barrier systems, wall and traffic coatings, high-performance sealants, comprehensive glazing systems, firestopping solutions and engineered transition assemblies are formulated and tested to ensure compatibility and long-term performance.
UL is a premier global independent safety science company, serving the built environment for more than 120 years. UL provides a single source for safety and performance testing and certification services for the building envelope – helping to ensure quality, verify code compliance and ultimately, protect lives and property.
Vitrocsa, the Invisible Wall System, is now precision engineered and manufactured in the US, using Swiss made parts and profiles. With exceptionally slim vertical sightlines for dual-glazed sliding doors, the Vitrocsa system creates an almost invisible wall that can be opened and closed. With the use of the highest quality materials, Vitrocsa can withstand the harshest climates and requires virtually no maintenance.
Walter P Moore is an engineering and consulting firm established to provide façade engineering, structural engineering, diagnostics, and traffic engineering, and parking consulting services to public and private sector clients in the United States and internationally. The firm specializes in complex and challenging projects.
Formed 115 years ago – AIA|LA is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to furthering the efforts of its parent organization, the American Institute of Architects (AIA), by specifically serving the interests of our local architecture and design community. AIA|LA’s membership includes architects and design professionals actively engaged in the industry. Members work at diverse companies representing a broad range of professional practices. Through advocacy, education, networking and outreach, AIA|LA serves as a resource to help make the Los Angeles region more delightful, healthier, sustainable and economically competitive.
The Pasadena & Foothill Chapter of the American Institute of Architects is a substantial professional organization that serves the local architect, promotes architecture and the built environment within the Chapter’s boundaries, provides resources to the community for professional development and education, and serves as a vital link to local allied professionals as well as other Chapter components of the AIA.
The AIA Technology in Architectural Practice Knowledge Community (TAP) serves as a resource for AIA members, the profession, and the public in the deployment of computer technology in the practice of architecture. Technology in Architectural Practice monitors the development of computer technology and its impact on architecture practice and the entire building life cycle, including design, construction, facility management, and retirement or reuse.
The Association for Women in Architecture and Design is a Professional Society dedicated to supporting career and educational endeavors for women working in the built environment. The Association for Women in Architecture and Design’s mission is to advance and support women in the allied fields of architecture and design. We encourage and foster high levels of achievement by providing educational programming, mentoring, and illuminating career opportunities for students and professionals in these fields.
The Los Angeles Building Enclosure Council (LABEC) is a nonprofit organization that provides a forum for designers, manufacturers, and contractors across the greater Los Angeles area to learn about the evolving practices of building enclosures, discuss trending topics, and network with local professionals. We strive to unite industry leaders by providing an environment to educate and challenge the dynamic Southern California region.
CO Architects is a Los Angeles-based architecture and interiors firm renowned for its extensive portfolio of large and complex civic, academic, laboratory, and healthcare projects. The 2014 AIA California Firm Award winner has designed innovative facilities that include academic medical campuses, research laboratories, hospitals, museums, courthouses, and allied health facilities throughout the U.S.
The Los Angeles Forum for Architecture and Urban Design is an independent nonprofit organization that instigates dialogues on design and the built environment through public programming, exhibitions, and publications. L.A. is a catalytic place for architecture and design, offering lessons that extend globally. Our curatorial stance frames and challenges what architecture means in an evolving city.
The National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA) mission is to champion diversity within the design professions by promoting the excellence, community engagement, and professional development of its members.
USGBC-LA invites you to learn, share, and lead green with us. You can participate in an inclusive community of passionate, practical and informed professionals and advocates working together to transform L.A. into a sustainable region through education, innovation and action.
The Architect’s Newspaper serves up news and inside reports to a niche community of architects, designers, engineers, landscape architects, lighting designers, interior designers, academics, developers, contractors, and other parties interested in the built urban environment. The Architect’s Newspaper delivers quality news and cultural reporting through print, web, blog, newsletter, or twitter—all the news you want, in all the ways you want to get it. If you care about architecture and design, join our community and get in the know.