New York City (October 14, 2014). Vidaris, Inc., a leading building envelope and sustainability consultancy firm, announces that Peter Arbour, Associate AIA, has joined the team as a Senior Consultant in Vidaris’ Wall/New Construction Department.
Arbour is a Façade Designer with over fifteen years of experience in curtain walls, skylight systems, lightweight structures, complex geometry and advanced glass structures. Prior to joining Vidaris, Arbour spent four years at seele, Inc., where he designed for a diversified client base, including building owners, architects and façade consultants.
Arbour’s expertise from the design and development through construction phases includes 40 Bond Street, NYC, with Herzog de Meuron Architects; TKTS booth in Times Square, NYC, with Perkins Eastman and Partners; Tour Phare at La Defense in Paris, France, with Morphosis Architects; and The Grand Museum of Egypt in Cairo, Egypt, with Heneghan Peng Architects. In 2010, Arbour won the American Institute of Architects New York Chapter’s “Open Call for Curtain Wall Design” for creating the Liquid Wall, an ultra–high performance concrete cast curtain wall system, using 3D modeling and fabrication techniques. This system makes buildings both energy efficient and architecturally versatile by incorporating radiant heating, hot water production and dehumidifying ventilation.
Vidaris is dedicated to providing cutting-edge guidance and advice to the industry using new technologies and improved design practice. In his new role, Arbour will contribute to Vidaris’ focus on new façade construction using 3D Modeling, allowing for comprehensive system development.
“I am very pleased to be joining Vidaris at this time of exciting growth and change,” said Arbour. “The company is rising to the increasingly demanding challenges of making better buildings, and I am very happy to play a part in that process. I believe that excellence in architecture and construction is best created through strong interdisciplinary collaboration, and I look forward to working with this diverse and talented group of professionals.”
Israel Berger, FAIA, Chairman of the Board, said: “We have had a long professional relationship with Peter, who brings confidence and experience to our team. He developed his expertise further while managing the process of architectural cladding design during his time with seele, one of the most advanced glass fabricators in the world today.”
Vidaris helps real estate owners and architects realize their goals and objectives in the areas of building envelope, energy efficiency and sustainability. Vidaris has approximately 150 employees in New York, Massachusetts and Connecticut and provides services worldwide.