Advanced Technology Studio

Advance Technology Studio

Advanced Technology Studio

With architects continuing to push the boundaries of complex structure design, Enclos took initiative to create a group operating in a multidisciplinary manner to match the ongoing changes of the construction marketplace. Using creative, enthusiastic and passionate individuals, Enclos Corp debuted the Advanced Technology Studio (ATS) in 2009 to meet growing design parameters and sophisticated building envelopes head on.



Advance Technology Studio

Advance Technology Studio

ATS encompasses a plethora of facade forward thinkers placing emphasis on building skin mechanics, including:

• Advanced Design & Engineering: the study of wall systems physics, the ability to optimize impact of environmental factors, state-of the-art products, process and delivery methods, specialty structures and double skin walls.

• Curtainwall Theory and Practices: Development of advanced systems, materials, codes and standards, design principles and components.

• Automation and Programming: the design of advanced and sophisticated computer applications — creating custom tools when applications are not commercially available or insufficient — to explore new and experimental approaches to facade digital design thru 3 D modeling, advanced graphic representation, design simulations, BIM and Integrated Project Delivery.

Advance Technology Studio

Advance Technology Studio

To turn these concepts into a reality, ATS works in complete cooperation with other Enclos departments and is able to optimize the engineering process.

The building facade is an expression of the architecture with a large focus on structural and visual lightness, and the current marketplace demands integration of the facade in the building systems to save energy and increase comfort. Today the building skin extends the concept of the facade being a barrier from the exterior to managing light, climate and mitigating noise pollution; all building skin mechanics being further developed by the ATS team.

Elegance in design solutions is not limited to the overall wall. ATS actively pursues the advancement of the components and materials to create solutions to problems of form, usability, manufacturability, ease of installation and ergonomics via Industrial Design. This holistic approach optimizes the facade’s overall performance by challenging assumptions, giving form to ideas, redefining the norm, and pushing the limits of wall systems and how they will perform in the future.