There is tremendous power in diversity. Yet, despite many black architects, both abroad and in North America, pointing out the obvious for decades, somehow the needle on the industry’s diversity gauge has moved toward inclusion only occasionally and at a glacial pace – but this is changing. Black architects not only have an important contribution to make, but it is imperative that they do so.
The Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture (NMAAHC)
Exploring the Home of the African American Odyssey
In her famous poem, Still I Rise, Maya Angelou said, of the African American experience: “You may write me down in history/With your bitter, twisted lies/You may trod me in the very dirt/But still, like dust, I’ll rise.”
South Coast Improvement Company
Better Living Through Better Building
It’s a unique niche, and one not many firms tackle—occupied renovations in senior living and senior healthcare—but the team at South Coast Improvement Company (SCIC) has successfully made it more than 80 percent of their business. Founded in 1998, the company boasts 35 full-time employees and more than $50 million in annual revenue as a leader in interior and exterior commercial design, construction and management services.
Energy Saving Products
What’s Good About Shrinking HVAC Systems? Everything.
Typically, HVAC systems use large ductwork requiring bulkheads and soffits, often spelling death for interior design aesthetics. Energy Saving Products Ltd. is challenging this. And for good measure, the company is overcoming shortcomings in air quality and economics while it’s at it.
Wall to Wall Solutions for the World’s Floors
Gerflor (with a soft ‘g’ as in ‘George’) Canada, with offices in Montreal and Toronto, offers design-led, innovative, decorative, eco-responsible, and complete solutions as one of the world’s leading flooring manufacturers.
First Onsite Property Restoration
Bringing Disaster Preparedness and Restoration to North America
With the world’s climate crisis mounting ever further, disaster preparedness and recovery in construction both old and new are proving paramount. In North America, First Onsite Property Restoration elevates the field of emergency mitigation, providing prevention and response expertise in all areas of commercial properties.
Florida’s Answer to Structurally Sound, Affordable Homes
Family-owned-and-operated Jacobsen Homes has produced manufactured and modular residential buildings for the last sixty-two years. The oldest and largest builder of manufactured homes in Florida has developed a strong presence, and now builds roughly double the capacity of any other factory within the state.
Sustainable Solutions for Small Batch Mixing
Founded in 1974 in Germany, Collomix established itself in the United States and Canada in 2012. Small-batch mixing was not as common in North America at the time, and Collomix has spent much of the last decade focused on raising awareness about the benefits of small-batch mixers. A family company and a market leader, Collomix is trusted around the world as the only company focused solely on mixing.
Royal Truck & Equipment
Where Safety is the Driving Factor
Highway driving—a staple of daily commutes across the country—relies on a number of factors including attentive drivers, well-maintained roads, and adequate safety signage. Road workers labor day and night to keep routes flowing, but workers’ safety is often disregarded by drivers in the rush to reach their destination.
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