Architectural Products Recognizes LaCantina Doors in Annual Survey Honoring the Most Innovative Product Launches for the Second Consecutive Year

SAN DIEGO, CA (November 15, 2015) —LaCantina Doors’ (LaCantina) new Contemporary Clad was named a 2015 Product Innovation Award (PIA) winner in the Windows/Doors/Openings category by Architectural Products, the leading business magazine focused on products, materials and  applications for the architectural market involved in commercial and institutional building design.

The PIA awards identify and honor innovation in the development and refinement of commercial buildings-related products that run the gamut from cladding systems to interior finishes. This marks the second consecutive year that LaCantina has been awarded with a prestigious PIA.

“Building on the success of last year’s program, our fifth edition of the awards proves commercial building manufacturers are committed to, and are working arduously toward, delivering more sustainable products, as well as products that deliver better performance, life and affordability,” noted Jim Crockett, Editorial Director, Architectural Products Magazine.

Products were judged by a panel of 35 independent judges, a diverse and impartial body that included architects, interior designers, lighting designers
and veteran A/E/C writers—based on their expertise and interest.

LaCantina’ new Contemporary Clad features square and sculpted profile designs, standard anodized and painted finishes, combined with the warmth of a wood interior to complement any architectural style and window package.  Perfectly proportioned, the Contemporary Clad is the company’s most energy efficient system, complying with new stringent energy codes and is available across their folding, multi-slide and swing systems for a perfect match.

Lee Maughan, President, LaCantina Doors commented, “We really hit the mark on the Contemporary Clad by way of aesthetic and adding features for intuitive system operation and improved thermal performance. The Contemporary Clad range has no limitations. It can be used in both traditional clad and contemporary aluminum window packages.”

The complete list of 2015 Product Innovation Award winners will be featured in the November Issue of Architectural Products.

About LaCantina Doors
Founded in 1993, LaCantina Doors, the leader in designing and manufacturing products that create large open spaces, offers the most innovative and comprehensive range of folding, sliding and swing doors available.  LaCantina Doors utilizes the same signature narrow stile and rail profile across its product line for a complete and perfectly matching door package.

Designed and made in California, LaCantina Doors have contributed to award-winning projects ranging from residential, retail, commercial, educational facilities, resorts and is the preferred choice when it comes to products that open spaces. Backed by an industry leading warranty, LaCantina Doors are available across the U.S. and Internationally.

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Media Contact: Benjamin Woo, LaCantina Doors Marketing Director (760) 547-8612

About Architectural Products
Architectural Products Magazine is the leading product magazine of the U.S. architectural market. Architectural Products is a publication solely focused on providing product and product application information to architects, designers and product specifiers involved in commercial and institutional building design. At its core, the magazine acts as a bridge between manufacturer-supplied product information and the design community. Visit for more information.

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