Material Bank, the material marketplace for architectural, design, and construction industries, announced the acquisition of Architizer, a database for architecture and sourcing building products. Material Bank’s acquisition of the platform links Architizer’s design resources with Material Bank’s specification tools, empowering the industry to work more effectively and efficiently by simplifying design decisions.
Currently led by CEO David Weber, Architizer was founded in 2009 by Alex Diehl, Matthias Hollwich, Marc Kushner, and Ben Prosky with a mission to help architects build better buildings, better cities, and a better world. The platform has since established a global brand, an engaged community of 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. For the past decade, it has also hosted the prestigious A+Awards, the world’s largest architectural awards program that celebrates the best-designed buildings.
“With an incredibly powerful database that provides seamless, curated access to building product information, Architizer allows for creativity and meaningful connections,” said 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.”
Architizer will continue to operate independently as a subsidiary of Material Bank led by David Weber.