2007 architects' choice

  • hardie appetite

    studio modera: James Hardie Building Products. Supplee tends to favor siding products from James Hardie because “Montana's harsh winters can [wreak] havoc” on home exteriors.

     
  • scientific method

    Kaplan Thompson Architects: If the budget is tight, Kaplan Thompson often turns to TopLabPLUS, a cellulose fiber-and resin-based surfacing material known for its sterility and imperviousness.

     
  • metal winner

    Kaplan Thompson Architects: When looking for a standing-seam roof, the firm specifies 5V crimp metal roofing from Lancaster, Pa.-based Fabral.

     
  • tough customer

    Kaplan Thompson Architects: “When we're searching for a value window with high performance, we often look to Marvin's Integrity line,” Thompson says.

     
  • architects' choice

    In our fast-paced, supersaturated lives, we've reached the point where we're no longer empowered by choice, we're burdened by it. Your clients are overwhelmed by it, you're conflicted by it, and project budgets are stretched by it. That product you're about to spec—is it beautiful enough, practical...

     
  • Secret Attachment

    Bohlin Cywinski Jackson: EB-TY hidden deck fasteners allow for consistent spacing between boards.

     
  • G Whiz

    Bohlin Cywinski Jackson: G-U Hardware's lift-slide hardware consist of aluminum-constructed handles and aluminum-alloy fittings that can be used to move large panels.

     
  • Into the Light

    Bohlin Cywinski Jackson: Polygal structured sheets are polycarbonate multi wall materials with 200 times the impact strength of glass, while weighing considerably less.

     
  • Brass Brand

    Bohlin Cywinski Jackson: Sugatsune's concealed hinges are solid-brass, 8-inch door hinges that can support a door weight of 110 pounds.

     
  • Roll On

    Audrey Matlock Architect: Cotterman's single-mounted rolling ladder is an indoor-use ladder that can extend from 50 inches to 110 inches high.

     
 
 
 
 
 
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