Our approach is highly collaborative, and our interdisciplinary team is
international, working tirelessly to improve the collective experience with an
innovative, holistic approach. With a network across the globe, we are able
to bring international expertise to the fore and apply it at a local level while
navigating the many complexities of each unique project.
Together, guided by determined optimism, we are shaping the future of built environments.
Applying creativity, emergent technologies, and the power of innovative design allows us to create buildings that anticipate and accommodate new ways of living, working, and learning in our ever-evolving world.
At Shildan, craftsmanship is not simply the act of creation. It’s a legacy, and a much broader concept that involves going beyond industrialization to develop a deeper understanding and appreciation of the tools and materials that are to be carefully employed rather than exploited.
Harnessing the innate beauty and capabilities of terracotta, a material traditionally used to create architectural ornament, we’re crafting distinctive exteriors with the utmost attention to detail, workmanship, and sustainability - exteriors that elegantly and pragmatically link buildings to the neighborhoods in which they reside.
Partnering with market leaders and longstanding terracotta experts, GIMA/Moeding, Haldenwanger, and Flexbrick ensures top tier craftsmanship that supports even the most ambitious sustainability, aesthetic, and performance objectives. Offering a range of select natural raw materials, state of the art production and process technology, as well as manual expertise, we’re able to push the boundaries of what’s possible in the future of built environments.
Now more than ever, architecture needs innovation. Having, until now, evolved at a glacial pace, the industry has missed countless opportunities for positive global transformation.
For us, we’re not only passionate about innovation, we’re advocates of harnessing boundary-pushing methods as a means of making a powerful shift towards a more sustainable future. Innovation isn’t only the cornerstone of everything we do, it also establishes our clear declaration of architectural ambition for a better tomorrow. Terracotta Rainscreen, Terracotta Sunscreen and Terracotta Curtain Wall systems continue to push the boundaries of size, shape, glazed finishes, systems, and design details.
For us, sustainability is a way of life. Rooted in the idea that beautiful is sustainable, we are passionate about offering a time-tested, earth sensitive material. One of the oldest building materials, terracotta dates to the Babylonians. It is artistic and practical, lends to the historic context and fabric of our cities and makes a great neighbor.
We think of sustainability in every step of our process. We source our clay regionally from the farmlands around our factory, utilize daylighting and efficiencies in production like recycling hot air from our dryers to our kilns and single fire glazing, to save energy use and minimize our carbon footprint. We combine this with state of the art, high performing, maintenance-free systems, recycled materials and a commitment to healthy products and design.
Our high performing terracotta facades will stand the test of time, creating legacy buildings that will endure and enrich their environments for centuries.
Dedicated to disrupting the industry and leaving the world better than we found it, we are pushing terracotta’s innate timelessness and minimal ecological footprint forward.
Lauded for its design flexibility, distinctive colors, natural textures, durability, and sustainability, it’s more than a time-tested material, it’s a proven one poised to be a key player in the future of sustainable built environments.