Material Bank acquires Architizer – Floor Covering News
New York, NY—Material Bank has acquired Architizer, a global digital architecture powerhouse. Home to the world’s largest database of architectural projects, Architizer is a renowned and trusted resource for architects, interior designers, landscape architects and other AEC professionals. Material Bank’s acquisition of the platform connects Architizer’s best design resources with Material Bank’s powerful specification tools, enabling the industry to operate more effectively and efficiently by simplifying design decisions, the company said.
Currently led by CEO, David Weber, Architizer was founded in 2009 by Alex Diehl, Matthias Hollwich, Marc Kushner and Ben Prosky with a mission to help architects build better buildings, better cities, and a better world. The company said it has since built a strong global brand, an engaged community of more than 900,000 registered users, 335,000 architects and 25,000 companies, and an extensive database of more than 3 million architectural images from 86,000 inspiring projects, showcased alongside construction products from 31,000 manufacturers. For the past ten years, it has also hosted the prestigious A+Awards – the world’s largest architectural awards program that celebrates the best-designed buildings from around the world and spotlights the people, products and technology that bring them to life. Company. †
“With an incredibly powerful database that provides seamless, managed access to building product information, Architizer enables creativity and meaningful connections,” said Adam Sandow, Founder and CEO of Material Bank. “Architizer has built an extraordinary business with a team dedicated to innovation in the architecture community – this acquisition will benefit both our users and brand partners, and together we will build an even more comprehensive platform for the industry.”
According to the company, each project showcased on Architizer’s platform provides a valuable case study for the real-world application of various products, materials, furniture and lighting. Architizer’s integration into Material Bank’s ecosystem is natural, the company said, and creates much-needed synergy between the research and action phases of the design process.
“It is a winning proposal to bring together Material Bank’s unparalleled database of design products with Architizer’s robust database of architectural projects,” Weber said. “We are excited to combine our data and resources to build better tools that serve the global community of architects and designers.” Architizer said it will continue to operate independently as a subsidiary of Material Bank led by Weber.