At Shildan, we are transforming the built environment to inspire
beautiful, sustainable architecture that will impact
our communities for generations to come.
By blending artistry, technology, and unequaled service, we’re ushering in a new era of architectural experience with unlimited capabilities and solution-based design for your state-of-the-art terracotta rainscreen and terracotta sunscreen façades.
With unrelenting passion, we help bring your vision to life and overcome any engineering and technical challenge - no matter the scale, complexity, or location of the project.
Shildan exists at the intersection of art and technology. As a company, we have always believed that terracotta rainscreen design should be beautiful and sustainable.
Our team provides advanced architectural terracotta rainscreen and terracotta sunscreen façade products, systems & services to owners, architects, consultants & contractors from the dynamic initial design stages to the inspirational project completion.
We look at each architectural terracotta project holistically, thinking about materials, sustainability, systems and services.
The materiality of the terracotta and how it should responsibly be crafted & produced. Learn more about our commitment to sustainability.
Innovative systems, solutions and technology tailored to meet the design intent & performance requirements of today's buildings.
We take a full holistic approach to your project; Early technical design assistance, preconstruction, in house engineering and project management.
Everything we do is a passion project, supporting our goal of delivering unparalleled architectural outcomes for our partners and the communities we serve.
Our heart and soul are more than our expertise and resources. Our team – our community – is what makes Shildan extraordinary.
The Shildan team brings together a diverse group of people passionate about architecture, design, materiality, and artistry in architectural terracotta. Unified by a shared vision, we are a collective of innovators, designers, and engineers, working together to help build a better future.
Passion is the driving force in all we do. We are passionate about terracotta rainscreen design, beautiful architecture, sustainability, changing neighborhoods and building a better tomorrow.
Shildan introduced Terracotta Rainscreen to the US market in 1998 and we’ve completed over 450 institutional projects on some of the most iconic and energy efficient buildings in the world. Our projects showcase the beauty and versatility of extruded architectural terracotta. We have led the field in advances in terracotta rainscreen and terracotta sunscreen systems, continue to develop and refine details for terracotta curtain wall projects and we take pride in each project.
Every project is a journey and each journey has a story. Our process is highly collaborative and begins early, with owners and architects. We start by looking at color and context, precedent images, and inspiration. From there the collaboration continues as we push the boundaries of what can be achieved in terracotta rainscreen. Unique glazes and custom panel designs begin to take shape. At this early stage, systems design and engineering is taken into consideration. This is where the joining of art and technology to create beautiful architectural terracotta facades begins.