Architectural Ceramic Assemblies Workshop

Architectural Ceramic Assemblies Workshop

Buffalo, NY – Building Blocks looks forward to this year’s Architectural Ceramic Assemblies Workshop. Architects, engineers, and artists collaboratively experiment with architectural ceramics at the workshop.

 

Chiefly, the teams research, model, prototype, and construct innovative terra cotta units. They explore cutting-edge ideas and new designs. Lastly, the teams present their discoveries to the AEC industry.

 

Boston Valley Terra Cotta hosts the workshop in combination with the University of Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning.

Chicago City Hall restoration

Chicago City Hall Restoration Begins

Chicago, IL – Building Blocks is working with IW&G  on the Chicago City Hall facade restoration. We will replace an estimated 600 pieces of terra cotta on the century-old building. Nearly half of the replacement pieces are for a band above the 11th-floor windows. Building Blocks previously worked on the separate but identical Cook County building a decade ago. Consequently, knowledge gained from the Cook County project will help the team stick to their aggressive schedule for the Chicago City Hall restoration.

 

Chicago City Hall and Cook County Building

National Building restoration

National Building Restoration Begins

Chicago, IL – Building Blocks works with Mark 1 Restoration to furnish the facade materials for the National Building restoration. Originally it was also known as the City National Bank Building. The twenty-story Daniel Burnham designed building is located at 125 S Clark in Chicago. It is under redevelopment by Blue Star Properties. Specifically, they are reworking the historic building into high-end commercial office space. In addition, the updated building features Revival Food HallKlein & Hoffman is the engineer of record for the project.

 

National Building