Organizing the world's largest database of architecture firms, projects, and products.

Architizer has become a staple of the architecture community since its launch in 2008, amassing hundreds of thousands of active visitors, over fifty thousand project portfolios, half a million images, and a defined editorial voice. A victim of its own success, Architizer was in serious need of a strategic design and technology overhaul.

Type/Code had the opportunity to migrate this wealth of fantastic content into a fresh database, and work from the ground up toward a refined information architecture, presentation of content, and re-thought community features – all on a shiny new technology stack.

Living Project Profiles

Every project gets a living image-heavy profile with relevant info


Participating firms and team members can be tagged and linked to the project.

Products in use

The various products that were used in a project can also be tagged, allowing brands to contextually demonstrate their goods.

Since there was such great imagery from the beginning of the process, Type/Code focused on designing a system that would do the image-heavy content justice in whatever context it is being showcased – from larger retina displays, down to smartphones.

Project content could be easily "bubbled up" into editorialized features by Architezer's content team.
A comprehensive Interface kit, pattern library, and digital style guide enabled rapid iterative design and development sprints.

Architizer needed to strike the right balance between an editorialized browsing experience and a deep, explorable database of projects and products. This meant trying to optimize the experience for someone skimming the latest featured projects and stories, but still supporting robust searching, filtering, sorting and collecting tools.

Architizer also serves as a platform for browsing the products used in great architecture.
Brands can create profiles to showcase how their products are use in various projects.
An analytics dashboard allows brands to understand how users are exploring their products.
Like to drool over beautiful architecture and interiors? Here you go.
— Swissmiss
User profiles and collections allow everyone from fans, to clients, to architects, to collect inspiration and showcase their portfolio of work.

The response to the redesign has been fantastic. Beyond consistent twitter love for the new image-friendly design, unique visitors and pageviews have increased by over fifty percent from the old platform, and total engagement time has quadrupled.

Recognition & Press

  • Nominee, Best Lifestyle Website (2014) – The Webby Awards
  • Honoree, Best Use of Photography (2014) – The Webby Awards
  • Honoree, Best Architecture Website (2017) – The Webby Awards
  • "Architizer Relaunches To Connect Architects With Other Architects, And Brands, And Clients Too!" TechCrunch
  • "Like to drool over beautiful architecture and interiors? Here you go." – Swissmiss