Building Blocks to Begin Installation of GFRC panels at Starwood Capital HQ, Miami Beach.

Building Blocks is working with Gensler Architects and Coastal-Brodson on the new headquarters for Starwood Capital.

Building Blocks has team up with Gensler Architects and Coastal-Brodson to deliver and install 6000 SQF of GFRC panels for the brand new HQ of Starwood Capital in South Beach, Miami. The panels will work as a multiporpuse integrated system that serves as architectural feature and as a hanging planters mesh that will duplicate the green footprint of the structure. We are excited to be a part of this project that promises to be an iconic corner on one of the busiest and most travelled spots on the already iconic Miami Beach. Work will commence in January 2021.

Last Panel Installed at St Joseph’s Hospital in Tampa

After a year of construction activity Building Blocks construction team installed their last GFRC panel at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Tampa.  The project included framed GFRC and permanent formwork GFRC, which can be seen in the “V” column below.  It was a privilege to work with HOK, Walter P Moore, and Robins & Morton.Soffit

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Facades+ New York City 2019

New York, NY – Building Blocks looks forward to the Facades+ symposium and workshop event in New York City next month. The two-day program unites top professionals from design, fabrication, and construction to consider high-performance envelopes in the context of New York City’s architectural landscape. It is hosted by the Architect’s Newspaper.


Facades+ New York

April 4-5, 2019


Metropolitan West

639 West 46th Street

New York, NY 10036

PCI Convention 2019

Louisville, KY – Building Blocks will attend the PCI Convention in Louisville next month. The four-day program brings together members of the Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (PCI) with industry non-members for the purpose of committee meetings, education courses, and training sessions. The PCI Convention is coupled with The Precast Show tradeshow. The tradeshow is the largest precast-specific trade show in North America. As a result, the combined event brings together over 1,000 attendees.


PCI Convention

February 26 – March 2, 2019


Kentucky International Convention Center

221 S 4th St

Louisville, KY 40202


Brian Graham Joins the Team

Brian Graham

Senior Project Manager

Allentown, PA – Brian Graham joins the Building Blocks team as Senior Project Manager. He will oversee all aspects of construction management for many of the glass fiber reinforced concrete (GFRC) projects that we manufacture and install.


Brian brings over 25 years of experience in exterior building envelope construction to the team. He spent 20 of those years in New York City where he managed panelized and handset field installations of glass fiber reinforced concrete (GFRC), terracotta, ACM, zinc, brick, and EIFS facades. He attributes his career success to the long-term relationships he develops with building owners, developers, contractors and material suppliers.

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Brandon Dotson Joins the Team

Brandon Dotson

Architectural Designer

Chicago, IL – Brandon Dotson joins the Building Blocks team as Architectural Designer. He will collaborate with clients to create project-specific details and system designs.


Before joining our team, Brandon worked on projects all over the world including Istanbul, the Bahamas, New York, Miami, and Chicago. He holds a Masters of Architecture from Florida International University.

Chicago skyline in black and white

James Liu Joins the Team

James Liu

Color Technician

Chicago, IL – James Liu joins the Building Blocks team as Color Technician. He will create the glass fiber reinforced concrete (GFRC) samples that our project partners use to determine the finished look of their building facade projects. James will build and maintain our GFRC sample database to develop color options and product lines.


James previously studied pigments and pottery in Jingdazhen, China. He is a graduate of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago with a Bachelors of Fine Arts.