Impressive and imposing, Cadillac Place dominates a full city block in central Detroit. Formerly known as the General Motors Building, the Cadillac Place was renamed after the french founder of Detroit, Antoine Laumet De La Mothe, Sieur De Cadillac. Today, it’s the destination for more than 2,000 State of Michigan employees, who swarm in and out of its noble bronze doors each weekday.
AMBICO was first approached in early 2016 to work collaboratively with the design team responsible for the major renovations of the Canadian government in Ottawa on Parliament Hill. AMBICO also provided comments into the feasibility of conceptual designs of highly custom doors for the adjacent Visitors Welcome Centre. AMBICO’s role became much more significant once asked to provide over 50 doors and frames of various types, decorative, engineered, and both, for the West Block Rehabilitation project. Both projects showcase the extensive range of products AMBICO can offer for high-profile projects where aesthetics and performance requirements are equally important.
Balancing the need for strength and security along with patient comfort is an essential goal of behavioral health facility managers and their building design teams. The desire to develop a wood door robust enough to satisfy the physical abuse requirements of behavioral health patients has been an exhausting challenge to concerning architects.
Initially established in 1802 as a fort that sits high above New York’s Hudson River, today’s U.S. Military Academy at West Point is renowned as one of the most elite institutions in the country. Home to over 4,000 students that study and train on campus every day, West Point’s entire central campus is a national landmark. Many buildings and monuments on this site were built in honor of U.S. military history. It also happens to be the site of one of AMBICO’s most notable projects to-date.
The Dr. Goris Laboratory at the Animal Research Center at the University of Texas is lead by Dr. Robbe Goris, a professor at UT, studying the primate visual system. The purpose of his research is to understand the computations performed by single neurons. By extension, Dr. Goris researches the populations of neurons in the visual and association areas of the cerebral cortex and expresses that research in mathematical models.
AMBICO has designed and supplied nearly 100 both wood and steel acoustic doors and frames for the new Isabel Bader Center for the Performing Arts at Queen’s University in Kingston, ON, Canada. AMBICO has been involved from the very early design stages of the project, right through to the installation.
City of Dreams Manila, is a world-class, luxury resort, in the Philippines, boasting three prestigious hotels, a casino complex, several notable restaurants, nightclubs, shopping, a theme park and more. This magnificent development officially opened in 2015. This is a wonderful example of a multi-faceted development, where several performance rated products were specified.
AMBICO is excited to share our latest case study covering our involvement in New York City’s East Side Access Project. East Side Access is a $10 Billion project that began in 2007 and will continue to 2022. It’s exciting to imagine this massive infrastructure project taking place fourteen stories beneath New York City’s streets. Picture a six-mile-long tunnel, subway stations and a rail hub all deep underground beneath Grand Central Station. The goal is to create a commuter rail system that will carry an estimated 160,000 people daily from Queens to Manhattan.
AMBICO was involved in the daunting task of retrofitting the Victory Building, a well-known piece of Winnipeg’s downtown core that was constructed in the 1930s. Named “The Victory Building” in 2005 to honor those who served their country in conflict and peacekeeping, it was originally created in order to inspire the struggling population of the Prairies during the great depression.
AMBICO Limited was delighted to play a key role in the renovation of the Sir John A Macdonald Building, a beautiful and highly regarded heritage property right in our home town, Canada’s capital city. If you’ve ever been to Ottawa then you might recognize this building just from its picture—it’s the Sir John A MacDonald Building, the former flagship branch of the Bank of Montreal originally built over 80 years ago.