YKK AP America Celebrates Opening of Newly Expanded Commercial and Residential Design Center

Studio 101 empowers the AEC community, customers, and partners with project exploration, collaboration and hands-on training space in the heart of downtown Atlanta

ATLANTA, Ga. (June 28, 2023) –  YKK AP America Inc. (YKK AP), a leading manufacturer of award-winning commercial facade systems and residential doors and windows, celebrated the opening of its newly expanded commercial and residential design center, Studio 101, on Thursday, June 22. The architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) community of Atlanta gathered to celebrate the occasion.

Studio 101 is located at 101 Marietta Street, overlooking Atlanta’s architectural icons in the heart of downtown. It was first launched in 2021, with a core focus on commercial architectural products, and has been expanded to include a wider range of YKK AP residential windows and doors. Additionally, Studio 101 now includes a designated training center, designed to provide customers and partners with hands-on training experiences to ensure proper installation of YKK AP’s entrances, storefront, curtain wall, window wall, window and door products. The training center is also designed as a shared space for the AEC community-at-large to host their own training.

The design center is co-located with YKK AP’s headquarters, which officially relocated from Austell to Atlanta last year.

“Our newly expanded commercial and residential design center and training space brings to life a more creative, collaborative way to work. It illuminates our vision to frame the future by partnering more deeply with customers, partners, and with the industry as a whole,” said Oliver Stepe, president and CEO of YKK AP America Inc. “It was an honor to be able to celebrate the official opening of this space with the local Atlanta community.”

Studio 101 is available on weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. by appointment only. To make a reservation and for directions, or to inquire about hosting a training, go to ykkap.com/showroom.


YKK AP America Inc. is a leading manufacturer of award-winning commercial facade systems and residential windows and doors. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, all building products are manufactured in the company’s world-class production facilities located in Dublin, Ga., Macon, Ga., and Lakeshore, Ontario. Together with its subsidiary brand, Erie Architectural Products (Erie AP), the company serves architects, glazing contractors, homebuilders, and resellers across the country. YKK AP America Inc. is a subsidiary of YKK AP Inc., a global architectural products company based in Tokyo, Japan.

For more information, visit ykkap.com.

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