Thermory bench design wins contest at design museum portland

Street Seats Design Challenge Grand Prize Winner

The Street Seats design challenge invited participants to reimagine the public bench. There were 200+ entries from 24 countries on 6 continents and from 22 U.S. states. Kyle and Alyssa Trulen’s team entry (A Quiet Place to Sit and Rest) was selected as the Grand Prize winner. The project featured thermally modified ash and pine.

Green Roofs at Chicago City Hall - HDG Building Materials
Green Roofs

Green Roofs – Your City – Get Ready

Healthy cities are green cities. Increasingly, that means green roofs. There is a movement underway where cities are incentivizing and even mandating that building owners and property developers devote a portion of the rooftop to green space. Are you ready?

Natural Stone

Sandstone Legacy – Art Nouveau Architecture

Creating a legacy can be an intentional act or a byproduct of using natural stone in architectural works. Who knows how long architect Edgar M. Lazarus envisioned his sandstone designed Vista House would endure. It has been 100 years and it is still standing atop a basalt cliff.


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