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I have worked in the field of Architecture for over 10 years and have attended many Lunch and Learns. Recently, I had the pleasure of attending the best Lunch and Learn program I have ever seen.  It was given by Neil Gordon of Decorating with Fabric. The subject was Engineered Shading Solutions. The presentation was entertaining and very informative.  I would highly recommend it.  Neil clearly knows his trade and is passionate about it. He is intelligent and articulate.  Since that time I have contacted Neil for input on details for my projects. His response was quick and very helpful.  He will definitely be my ‘go-to guy’ for window coverings from now on.

Kelly Harran

Austin Patterson Architects

What a great presentation! Informative and definitely a reflection of your excitement for your products. I especially liked the phrase"reducing stress from systems". Hope to work with you in the future.

Lori Jacobson

Interior Designer

Thank you for your wonderful and educational seminar; it’s been awhile since we had such engaging seminar. I hope BBB Architects will get a chance to work with you.

Jirina Orrico  

Beyer Blinder Belle

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Window Fashion - Vision Magazine: Engineered Shading Solutions

Window Fashion - Vision Magazine has introduced a new section called Engineered Shading Solutions. Each issue includes an article and an interview on the exciting concept of the newly coined term, which is defined as:
Engineered Shading Solutions are sustainable systems for interior and exterior window coverings, which engage the latest technologies to control solar heat gain, glare and light.
This month's article introduces the concept of Engineered Shading Solutions as it relates to The Dynamic Facade. The interview with architect Roger Bayley is about his participation with the Vancouver Olympic Village and how Exterior Shading Solutions were integrated into the project.

Click on the below image to view the July/August issue(pg 24)

My Trip to Trento


Northwest of Venice is the city of Trento, Italy. It is the capital of Trentino and is located on the Adige River valley. Driving the winding roads from Venice, we entered the historic city and drove to the site of the MUSE Museum of Science complex designed by the word renowned architect Renzo Piano.

Allianz Headquarters


 Great article below on the Allianz Headquarters

Within the double skin hangs an aluminum coated silver drapery, which fluctuates its degree of shading by responding to external environmental factors–a process administered by a computer controlled algorithm.

New Ripplefold Track from Jab


Check out the newly released Decorative Ripplefold Track from Jab. Contact us today for more information and how we can add these beauties to your next project.

New Motorized Drapery Options


We are excited to announce two new additions to our Glydea Motorized Drapery Track. Please let us know if you would like more information. A custom motorized drapery can be the perfect addition to any home, or we can convert a manual drapery to a motorized with hand held remotes (or iphone and ipad) - contact us today.

Our Cushions at Barbarian


I wanted to share with you a really cool project we completed at The Barbarian Group, an ad agency in New York Cifty- in the pics and link below you will see our custom made red and green upholstered cushions. This came out even better than we thought! 

Chain Drapery at Sin City


Our InSync Chain Drapery is 100% anodized aluminum chain link that comes in shiny or matte colors. InSync Chain works as a window covering or a wall treatment.

Daylighting & Glare Control with SolarBlade


SolarBlade is the latest creation from Division 12 Product Labs. SolarBlade is a combination of our aluminum louver shutter combined with our DEKO Cassette and EcoScreen high performance fabric. It is truly an Engineered Daylighting Solution. 

Division 12 Product Tour 2014 Shades - Drapes - Chain


Starting in the New Year we will be hitting the road with the newest products and services from the Division 12 Product Labs. We will be visiting the many offices in the New York Metro Area where we presented our Lunch & Learn program. If you would like for us to visit your office, please email or call us. 

Architect's Challenge


Architect's Challenge

The purpose of Division 12 Product Labs is to provide Engineered Shading Solutions to Architects. We begin the evaluation of each project by asking a question. How do you want your Engineered Shading Solution to perform? We find that many answers focus on similar areas such as light control, solar control, privacy concerns, maintaining the view, shade function and daylighting & glare control.

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