The markets for paint and sealants have had a tumultuous time as of late, due to “the COVID-19 pandemic, raw material shortages and supply chain disruptions,” states the American Coatings Association (ACA). The ACA is a trade group for the paint and coating industry, but their words apply to the sealant sector as well.
Barbara O’Toole launched AEC in 1991 with a vision to bridge the gap between acoustics, construction, and design. “She started the company by taking her knowledge of acoustics and marrying that together with what she saw as a void in the industry,” says Executive Vice President Crystal Durham.
BOKA Powell is a design firm bringing spaces to life, with projects both inspired and inspiring. Their team takes architecture, interior design, and master-planning to the next level, creating experience-driven spaces that tell a story. From mixed-use and corporate workplaces to build-to-suit, BOKA Powell is not limited by the size or scope of any project, only by the program and budget of those who seek to make their design dreams a reality.
Far from the cookie-cutter designs of modern homes with monotonous colors, styles, and accessories, Los Angeles-based Home Front Build strives to help homeowners embrace their own unique tastes by taking reclaimed items and repurposing them in either new builds or rebuilds, and making living spaces truly exceptional.
Most of us have ridden in one at one time or another, but we rarely consider them—they simply help transport us from one floor to another, safely and without breaking a sweat. Elevator cabs—commonplace in many buildings today, from public schools to offices to universities and even private homes—generally tend to be generic in design, color, and adornments, but if you’re looking for something a little out of the ordinary, Eklund’s is the company of choice.
Multi-disciplinary design firm DES of Redwood City, California, marked its 50th anniversary this year, an achievement made possible by having a sterling body of work, a progressive spirit, and a client-centric focus. The company’s origins can be traced to an effort to please a customer who was employing separate firms for a project.