2005 Architects' Choice

  • golden lumbers

    michael mcdonough architect: Trus Joist's TimberStrand engineered products are made from laminated strand lumber and are free of knots, the company says.

  • coup de grass

    michael mcdonough architect: Smith & Fong bamboo flooring is made from laminated strips of what is essentially a grass and comes in unfinished or pre-finished formats measuring 3¾ by 75 inches.

  • moore please

    michael mcdonough architect: Benjamin Moore's Pristine Eco-Spec paints are low-odor, water-based paints and are available in flat, eggshell, and semi-gloss.

  • tall guarantee

    mj neal architects: Peterson's oversized aluminum doors have the ability to mix fixed glass with operable panels and come with a 5-year warranty.

  • re-tired

    mj neal architects: Tuflex uses recycled rubber from tires to make its flooring. Square tiles come in 2 ft.-by-2 ft. sections.

  • pella appeal

    stuart cohen & julie hacker architects: Pella's Architect Series windows have mortise-and-tenon construction, exterior-grade glue, and metal fasteners.

  • open invitation

    stuart cohen & julie hacker architects: Designer Doors' standard line of garage doors include solid 1 3/8-inch Douglas fir frames, polystyrene insulation, and Western red cedar or medium density overlay plywood fronts.

  • euro current

    stuart cohen & julie hacker architects: Waterworks' faucets feature authentic European design and detailing, along with solid brass construction and ceramic disk cartridges.

  • strong turn

    stuart cohen & julie hacker architects: The Estate Collection of lock and levers from Baldwin Hardware features solid forged brass knobs that are pick-resistant, saw-proof, and kick-proof, the manufacturer says.

  • sliding high

    ms-31: Milgard's aluminum sliding patio doors come with low-E glass and mechanically joined corners that stay square and dry.

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