Material Bank is officially connected to the largest online community of architects.
The sustainable design-sampling marketplace announced its acquisition of Architizer this week, underscoring its commitment to innovation and connecting professionals in the design and architecture space.
A trusted digital source since its inception in 2009, Architizer has served as go-to for inspiration and information on projects and products for its global community of 335,000 architects and 900,000 registered users.
“With an incredibly powerful database that provides seamless, curated access to building product information, Architizer allows for creativity and meaningful connections,” said Material Bank CEO Adam Sandow, adding: “Together we will build an even more comprehensive platform for the industry.”
The acquisition marks a strategic win for tech-forward Material Bank as it continues to expand its reach and authority in the design realm with its pioneering process for quickly sourcing samples of carpets, flooring, leather, stone, trim, wallcoverings and more from hundreds of industry leaders. Launched in 2019, the company most recently secured $175 million in Series D funding led by Brookfield.
Architizer CEO David Weber, under whom Architizer will continue to operate as a subsidiary of Material Bank, touted the news as a victory for users of both platforms.
“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.”
SANDOW, founded by Material Bank CEO Adam Sandow, is the parent company of Luxe Interiors + Design, as well as other leading design publications and innovators including Interior Design, Metropolis and ThinkLab.