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With architects continuing to push the boundaries of complex structure design, Enclos took initiative to create a group operating in a multidisciplinary manner to match the ongoing changes of the construction marketplace. Using creative, enthusiastic and passionate individuals, Enclos Corp debuted the Advanced Technology Studio (ATS) in 2009 to meet growing design parameters and sophisticated building envelopes head on. ATS is able to optimize the engineering process. Today the building skin extends the concept of the facade being a barrier from the exterior to managing light, climate and mitigating noise pollution. ATS actively pursues the advancement of the components and materials to create solutions to problems of form, usability, manufacturability, ease of installation and ergonomics via Industrial Design. This holistic approach optimizes the facade’s overall performance by challenging assumptions, giving form to ideas, redefining the norm, and pushing the limits of wall systems and how they will perform in the future.
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 ISO14001 status recognizing our advanced environmental management systems for recycling and the conservation of natural resources.
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.
Firestone Building Products is a leading manufacturer of single-ply, asphalt, metal wall and roofing systems, polyiso insulation and accessories for the commercial roofing industry. Firestone also offers green products such as rooftop photovoltaic, daylighting, water management solutions and vegetative roofing systems. Headquartered in Indianapolis, visit www.firestonebpco.com for more information.
With a history of design excellence and technical expertise, an unmatched professional studio curriculum, and inspiring surroundings, IIT College of Architecture is one of the most respected by architectural firms nationwide. The College offers a five-year Bachelor of Architecture program, four different Master’s programs, and the Doctor of Philosophy in Architecture. IIT’s prominence is intertwined with the architectural and cultural legacy of Chicago, recognized internationally for its heritage of leadership in the architectural profession. College of Architecture alumni have shaped the skyline of Chicago. Many of the city’s soaring heights and innovative spaces were designed or engineered by the College of Architecture alumni and faculty. The College’s Chicago setting enriches architectural education by exposing the complexities of the urban environment, including issues of urban planning, affordable housing, transportation planning, historic preservation, adaptive reuse and other trends that are transforming the city and field today. An interaction with Chicago’s many architecture and construction firms provides an unmatched living laboratory for students.
Thornton Tomasetti is a leader in engineering design, investigation and analysis serving clients worldwide on projects of all sizes and complexity. With practices in building structure, building skin, building performance, construction support services, property loss consulting and building sustainability, Thornton Tomasetti addresses the full life cycle of a structure. We have supported clients working in more than 50 countries, with projects that include the tallest buildings and longest spans to the restoration of prized historic properties. Founded in 1956, today Thornton Tomasetti is a 600-person organization of engineers and architects collaborating from offices across the United States and in Asia-Pacific, Europe and the Middle East.
W&W Glass is one of New York’s largest architectural glass and metal subcontractors, specializing in unitized curtain walls, storefronts, and interior glass and glazing. W&W is the North American distributor of the Pilkington PlanarTM structural glass system. Pilkington is renowned worldwide for its high-quality glass fabrication and fully tested warrantied systems.
The American Institute of Architects Chicago is the largest chapter of licensed architects, architectural interns, and allied professionals within AIA Illinois and the second largest AIA chapter in the country, with over 3,000 members. AIA Chicago is your local connection to others in and affiliated with the profession. AIA Chicago is the grassroots effort that provides the best forum for sharing information, ideas, and resources. Through seminars, committees, a lecture series, and other Chapter programs, our members exchange professional experiences and knowledge.
Founded in 1969, the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat’s mission is to disseminate multi-disciplinary information on tall buildings and sustainable urban environments, to maximize the international interaction of professionals involved in creating the built environment, and to make the latest knowledge available to professionals in a useful form.
The Council is an international not-for-profit organization supported by architecture, engineering, planning, development and construction professionals. The CTBUH is the world’s leading body in the field of tall buildings and the recognized source of information on tall buildings internationally. It is the arbiter of the criteria upon which tall building height is measured, and thus the title of “The World’s Tallest Building” determined.
Great designs become great buildings only when the tools provide the freedom and accuracy to explore those designs. Start with a sketch, drawing, physical model, scan data, or only an idea—Rhino provides the tools to accurately model and document your designs ready for rendering, animation, drafting, engineering, analysis, and manufacturing or construction. In addition, for designers who are exploring new shapes using generative algorithms, Grasshopper® is a graphical algorithm editor tightly integrated with Rhino’s 3-D modeling tools.
Trespa International BV is a world leader in the development, production and delivery of high-quality, high-performance panels for exterior cladding, decorative facades and interior surfaces. Using proprietary technologies for the manufacture of exceptionally durable products, Trespa is continually setting new standards in the building sector, life-style settings and environmental awareness.
Wheaton Sprague Building Envelope is an innovative design | engineering | consulting company specializing in high-performance building enclosures. Wheaton Sprague has 2 divisions: Envelope Engineering | Envelope Consulting. Expert staff of P.E.’s, LEED AP’s and CONSULTANTS provide services including custom system design & engineering, investigations, consulting, and product development for cladding systems, including projects by major architects.
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