Material Bank Continues Expansion with Architizer Acquisition
Online sample hub Material Bank has acquired Architizer as it continues its strategic expansion into the architecture space.
Architizer is home to the world’s largest database of architectural projects, renowned and trusted by architecture, engineering and construction professionals.
“With an incredibly powerful database that provides seamless, curated access to building product information, Architizer allows for creativity and meaningful connections,” says 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.”
Founded in 2009, Architizer currently boasts more than 900,000 registered users, 335,000 architects and 25,000 firms, and an expansive database of more than three million architectural images from 86,000 inspirational projects, showcased alongside building products from 31,000 manufacturers.
This content provides a key foundation for informed decision-making when it comes to requesting samples and ultimately specifying materials and products, says Sandow. Architizer’s integration into Material Bank’s ecosystem is therefore 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,” says Architizer CEO David Weber. “We’re excited to combine our data and resources to build better tools that serve the global community of architects and designers.”
Architizer will continue to operate independently as a subsidiary of Material Bank led by Weber.