Brickworks North America Corp., the parent company of Glen-Gery Corp., has announced the grand opening of its North American Design Studio located in Philadelphia. This is Brickworks’ seventh design studio, adding to the six located throughout Australia. The studio offers the architectural and design community a design experience where they can collaborate on projects, select from a broad product portfolio of bricks, and host or attend industry and networking events.
“We’re incredibly thrilled to debut our first North American Brickworks Design Studio in Philadelphia to meet the contemporary style needs of today’s architects and designers,” says Mark Ellenor, president, Brickworks North America. “An increasing number of design-focused professionals are choosing brick because of its limitless creative potential. Available in a variety of colors, textures, sizes and shapes, brick is a multi-dimensional building material that can add history and personality to any project.”
Located at 1319 Walnut Street, the Philadelphia Design Studio is a 3,500 square foot space on the first floor of the Witherspoon building, which is known for its distinctive architectural details. Architects, developers and other trade professionals have endless design possibilities with both traditional brick products to modern colors and high-end Venetian glass brick.
Inspired by Philadelphia’s old-world charm, the retail space also features products that are synonymous with the city, including authentic handmade brick and Cushwa premium wood molded brick. The store’s team of qualified staff will be led by Studio Design Manager Gia Scassera, who brings a background in interior design and building product experience. Scassera and her team will provide expert consultation to architects and consumers who are embarking on new building or renovation projects. A leader in industry innovation, Brickworks will also host regular educational events and informative presentations at the design studio. Brian Yansak, design studio & events coordinator, will lead the events team where speakers will have the opportunity to educate and engage industry professionals about designing with brick.
In 2018, Brickworks Limited entered the North American brick market after acquiring Glen-Gery, the fourth largest brick maker in America.