Material Bank Acquires Architizer

New York, NY, June 23, 2022-Material Bank, the overnight sample distribution company for architectural, design, and construction materials, announces the acquisition of Architizer. Architizer is home to a database of architectural projects and is a source for architects, interior designers, landscape architects, and other architecture, engineering and construction professionals. 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 A+Awards, the world’s largest architectural awards program that celebrates the best-designed buildings from around the globe and spotlights the people, products, and technology that bring them to life. 

Each project showcased on Architizer’s platform forms a valuable case study for the real-world application of different products, materials, furniture, and lighting. This deeply contextual content provides a key foundation for informed decision-making when it comes to requesting samples and ultimately specifying materials and products. Architizer’s integration into Material Bank’s ecosystem is a natural one, creating much-needed synergy between the research and action stages of the design process.

Architizer will continue to operate independently as a subsidiary of Material Bank led by David Weber. 

Material Bank's operations are based in Memphis, Tennessee adjacent to FEDex's operations. The firm was founded by Adam Sandow who also owns Interior Design magazine and Metropolis.