Raise a glass and join the celebration! The ASSA ABLOY “Finish Strong” exhibit will showcase our stunning, new Champagne, Titanium, Rose Gold, Carbon, and Dark Bronze PVD custom finishes, as well as our distinctive oxidized silver, brass and copper plated custom finishes. Take-home samples will be available for your vision boards.
We hope you’ll visit our Decorative Opening Solutions Mobile Showroom at booth #1207 on the Expo floor to see how ASSA ABLOY’s door and hardware solutions are contributing to the life safety, security, energy efficiency, sustainability, resilience and positive experiences and outcomes of occupants in buildings across the U.S.
I’ve been wondering: who typically selects the commercial doors and hardware for the projects you’re working on? I really want to know. In fact, I’ve been asking this question in the Architectural Practices and End User Organizations I’ve visited across the U.S.
Based on the responses I’ve gotten, I can tell you who’s not typically selecting commercial doors and hardware: Designers.
Let the countdown begin! One week til the 2018 AIA Conference on Architecture at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City. It’s a “Super Bowl” for Good Design, and something my colleagues and I look forward to every year.
The use of color in healthcare settings has evolved over the last five years, influenced by a variety of factors, including global design trends, consumer research, patient satisfaction studies and market drivers from other segments. When it comes to healthcare facilities, we’re seeing less of the stereotypical institutional colors, and more healthcare systems that are influenced by residential design, as well as taking color cues from the hospitality and commercial markets.
The Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design in cooperation with the European Centre for Architecture, Art, Design and Urban Studies presented ASSA ABLOY with a 2017 GOOD DESIGN™ award for Attack Resistant Openings in the Building Materials category.
Day two of NeoCon East 2017 is here and I was finally able to sneak away from our ASSA ABLOY Mobile Showroom to cruise the show floor. I blogged previously about the importance of NeoCon East as a means for collaborating and sharing ideas with our architectural and interior design “inspirers.” But there are LOTS of ways to be inspired at this show, and that includes by other manufacturers. Great as it is to be ASSA ABLOY, it’s not all about us!
Architects, designers and end-users alike agree that all-glass doors are fantastic. Glass doors allow for clear views and natural light, and they help showcase the very best in modern design. And when treated properly, glass doors provide for good sound control and noise reduction — but they also present many unique challenges.
Certainly, the attitudes and preferences of tomorrow’s senior population may be very different than the generation we currently serve. Yet the clinical needs will remain constant. As the U.S. population ages, the design of our inpatient facilities will need to accommodate the needs and desires of the elderly more than any other age group.
The range of occupancy types on a campus and the variety of door openings needed to meet the requirements of each space can vary greatly. Setting aside a campus's ongoing requirements for door openings that meet life safety and security codes, provide access control, and are thermally efficient, there are many special door opening attributes to be considered.
Aesthetics are playing a greater role in commercial environments than ever before and interior designers have greater influence on what's being built. ASSA ABLOY provides a broad array of decorative door hardware solutions which enables design professionals to incorporate their aesthetic vision into any door opening.