TriPyramid approaches the design process as a collaboration amongst all invested parties in each particular project. Our general scope of work will be a particular piece of a façade, sculpture, stair or other complex element where an off-the-shelf system does not work or does not meet the design goals. The sooner we can be involved in the discussion between architect, designer, structural engineer, contractor or others involved, the more integrated a solution we can provide. With decades of experience designing and fabricating complex architectural hardware and component systems, we are able to add insight that covers a broad range of issues including manufacturing, structural schemes, installation issues, finish requirements and material selection.
TriPyramid has both in-house manufacturing and an extensive network of vendors with whom we have built relationships over the past 20 years. The nature of our work, with its limited production and high degree of complexity, requires that we work closely with those actually doing the manufacturing and fabrication, whether they are vendors or in-house machinists and finishers. These close working relationships mean that our capacity to fabricate is not limited by size, quantity, or complexity of components. From ultra high precision machining and fabricating of components to more basic operations, we have a manufacturing solution.
The final detail is the essence of what we do at TriPyramid. We design components to blend into and complement the larger design and to appear simple and elegant while concealing most of the functional complexity. We focus on details like hiding threads and fasteners, and working to tight tolerances to minimize visible fit-up gaps. In the finished building, our systems and components subtly enhance the entire project.