Johnsen Schmaling Architects is drawn to Acrylite sheets. “The range of stock colors is far superior to other products,” says Schmaling. Made from acrylic, the sheets are economical and provide tight thickness tolerances and high optical characteristics, the company says. For the Parts House Pavilion (shown), JSA sandblasted the panels to achieve different textures and levels of opacity. Acrylite is available in 4-, 5-, and 6-by-8-foot sizes. CYRO Industries, 800.223.2976;

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Brian Johnsen and Sebastian Schmaling