Local Metal Mesh Manufacturer Receives Best New Product of 2014 Recognition
More than 50 years ago, a Cambridge, Maryland, company worked with renowned architectural firm Philip Johnson to design and install woven metal mesh for the elevators of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe’s landmark Seagram Building. In 2002, Cambridge Architectural was formed as a separate division of Cambridge International to specialize in both interior and exterior applications of woven metal mesh.
Today, this Dorchester County company continues to be a trailblazer in architectural mesh. In December, Cambridge Architectural’s new Build-A-Pattern line, with its distinct Windsor mesh option, was named one of Architectural Record’s best new products for 2014. One of more than 500 nominations submitted for this prestigious industry recognition, Windsor Build-A-Pattern received the Editors’ Choice Award in the Facades Category.
“We were honored to receive this special recognition from architecture industry media leadership,” said Tom Ross, COO. “The judges evaluated all entries based on innovation, usefulness and aesthetics. Build-A-Pattern’s flexibility and beauty are perfect for today’s architects and designers.”
The applications of woven metal mesh include wall cladding, curtains, fall protection, branding and glare reduction. Cambridge’s metal mesh has been featured in universities, airports, office buildings and entertainment/sports arenas across the globe. Recent projects include the Cotton Bowl Stadium, South African Embassy and Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport.
To view an example of the company’s work locally, visit RAR Brewing in downtown Cambridge. Cambridge fabricated and installed an etched metal custom curtain in the popular brewery. Learn more about Cambridge Architectural at cambridgearchitectural.com.