SKOKIE, Ill., Nov. 29, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --The first Boston Society of Landscape Architect's (BSLA) Design Challenge has recognized Sarah Carrier, a playground design consultant for Goric Playgrounds, for her winning project, "Akimbo." The playful geometric design for public seating inspired by children's blocks and the human figure, was handcrafted by Walpole Outdoors, featuring AZEK® Trim and Sherwin-Williams paint. It will be on display at the New England GROWS Expo from November 30th to December 2nd at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center.
The BSLA and New England GROWS conceived the design challenge to promote landscape architecture while highlighting adaptability and concept uniqueness. In creating a product for parks, schools, and cityscapes, Carrier's "Akimbo" resulted in fun, imaginative shapes that can be moved around and provide a comfortable seating height for groups of people.
Walpole Outdoors, the largest fabricator of AZEK Trim in the country, handcrafted the functional installation of the donated, high performance AZEK Sheets PVC Trim. The low-maintenance product requires specific skills and advanced technology to produce an exceptional, long-lasting end result.
"At our Maine facility, AZEK Trim can be cut, routered, molded, and shaped with the same exceptional results that we have delivered to our fence and outdoor structure customers for generations," said Walpole Outdoors president, Lou Maglio. "We spent 10 years researching and testing wood alternative materials, laminating techniques, and advanced adhesives before choosing to handcraft with AZEK Trim."
Walpole Outdoors also worked closely with Sherwin-Williams to complete the user-friendly "Akimbo" project and ensure a flawless paint application to the AZEK Trim.
"AZEK Building Products and Walpole Outdoors have worked well together for years because their exemplary team embraces the workability benefits of AZEK's premium product line," said Jason Grommon, president of AZEK Building Products. "The 'Akimbo' pieces are not only fun, movable seating, but they will look great for decades because our scientifically engineered building materials are proven to last beautifully."
About AZEK® Building Products: AZEK Building Products is the leader in the development of premium, low maintenance exterior building products. Available to a worldwide audience, our product lines span AZEK Trim, Decking, Railing, Moulding, Porch and Pavers as well as capped wood composite Decking and Railing under the TimberTech brand. Both brands, synonymous with quality and innovation and made in America, lead their market areas by continually reinventing product lines and redefining entire product categories. For more information about AZEK, visit www.azek.com. For more information on TimberTech, visit www.timbertech.com.
About Walpole Outdoors Founded in 1933, Walpole Outdoors handcrafts fences, railing and pergolas, as well as gates, arbors, trellis, cupolas, enclosures, mail and lantern posts, outdoor furniture, planters and more in AZEK cellular vinyl or in natural wood. Walpole Outdoors has 30 retail locations and strategic partnerships nationwide. To learn more, call 800-343-6948. Or visit walpolewoodworkers.com.