As Material Bank continues to evolve their solution for the design and architectural communities, the company has recently announced its acquisition of architectural database Architizer. The platform is home to the world’s largest database of architectural projects, and with Material Bank’s acquisition, those resources will see themselves linked with Material Bank’s specification tools, which, according to the company, will empower the industry to work more effectively and efficiently by simplifying design decisions.
“With an incredibly powerful database that provides seamless, curated access to building product information, Architizer allows for creativity and meaningful connections,” said Material Bank’s Founder and CEO, Adam I. Sandow. “Architizer has built an extraordinary business with a team devoted 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.”
Architizer Adds Real World Visualization to Material Bank’s Ecosystem
First started in 2009, Architizer was founded 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 platform has since established a strong global brand, an engaged community of more than 900,000 registered users, 335,000 architects, and 25,000 firms, and an expansive database of more than 3 million architectural images from 86,000 inspirational projects, showcased alongside building products from 31,000 manufacturers.
Each project showcased on Architizer’s platform forms case study for the real-world application of different products, materials, furniture and lighting. This deeply contextual content provides a key foundation for informed decision-making when it comes to requesting samples and ultimately specifying materials and products. According to Material Bank, Architizer’s integration into the company’s ecosystem is a natural one, creating much-needed synergy between the research and action stages of the design process.
“It is a winning proposition to bring together Material Bank’s unparalleled database of design products with Architizer’s robust database of architectural projects,” said Weber. “We’re excited to combine our data and resources to build better tools that serve the global community of architects and designers.”
Following the acquisition, Architizer will continue to operate independently as a subsidiary of Material Bank led by David Weber.