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Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope® Earns 2017 “Best in Show” Booth Award at AIA Convention

For first time in convention history, a company wins back-to-back honors

Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope® was selected as “Best in Show” winner of the 2017 American Institute of Architects Convention and Design Exposition (A’17) Best Booth Awards for its nontraditional booth design. The A’17 convention featured approximately 680 exhibitors demonstrating the latest innovations that help architects and designers work smarter. Unlike other conventions, the A’17 “Best in Show” award was judged by attendees, and this year, approximately 16,000 people participated in the event.

For an unprecedented second year in a row, Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope® won “Best in Show” based on an unconventional “Green Room” concept, where attendees flocked to experience trade show relief. Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope®‘s concept invited busy A’17 attendees to take a moment for themselves to recharge. With no products, collateral or materials in the booth, attendees were invited to mingle with colleagues, charge their smartphones, enjoy refreshments, and express their creativity by contributing in a Sketch Wall.

“Winning this award for the second year in a row confirms the importance of engaging with our customers on a personal level and offering them an opportunity to be creative in a fun, relaxing environment,” said Ted Hathaway, Chief Executive, Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope®. “It is an honor to be recognized by our peers, individuals within the industry whose excellence in building design show no limits.”

This year’s Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope® booth was designed by Rockwell Group, an internationally renowned, New York interior design firm well known for its restaurant and hotel interiors. The booth stood out on the A’17 exhibitor floor due to its large circular design and stunningly beautiful lighting. The sophisticated yet comfortable space featured both stadium and relaxed seating options as well as refreshment service. The booth’s Sketch Wall highlighted more than 400 drawings that visitors created on recycled coasters, adding to their engaging, refreshing experience.

About Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope® — To architects, building developers and owners, contractors, and the entire commercial glazing community, we are the leading North American supplier of products specified to close the building envelope. They include: custom-engineered curtain wall and window wall, architectural windows, storefront systems, doors, skylights, architectural glass and glass hardware products. For more information, visit

Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope® is a subsidiary of CRH plc, one of the top three international building products companies.

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Susan Trimble, Marketing and Communications
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