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Door Systems, Inc. is the leader in fire protective smoke curtains and integrated fire door technology. We provide innovative solutions to your existing building needs as well as assist in specifying and designing your future projects.

Whether you are an architect seeking consultation on a new construction project or a building owner/engineer looking to bring your existing building up to code while reducing maintenance cost, the Door Systems staff is here to assist you.

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Homeaid OC

Door Systems assisted with this year’s HomeAid Orange County Annual Thanksgiving Meal Drive, a community-based donation drive aimed at collecting non-perishable foods for our neighbors experiencing and/or at risk of homelessness so that they can have food on the table for Thanksgiving dinner.

DSI employees from various departments came together as a team to help organize hundreds of pounds of food to create meal boxes for families and individuals. Since its inception in 2019, these meal boxes have fed over six thousand people living in HomeAid-built housing projects. Each meal box contains enough food to feed up to 4 people.

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AIA OnDemand Course # 92870

AIA OnDemand Course # 92870

This AIA course will increase the knowledge of building codes for Elevator Shafts and Elevator lobbies. Course attendees will learn about utilizing smoke and fire rated Integrated Doors at such openings and receive AIA credit in the Health, Safety and Welfare category.

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Fire doors and smoke curtains install

There were no shortcuts taken when it came to the Fire Life Safety Doors and Smoke Curtains needed to bring this 1926 California Renaissance Revival building up to code. The Historic Hotel located in Los Angeles’s South Park District was beautifully restored by Local Architect Omgivning and the Interior was envision by de-signer Kelly Wearstler.

Door Systems is humbled to be part of such a prestigious project and especially proud of the Proper Fire Doors and Smoke Curtains that where carefully designed with the AOR. The idea for the Proper Hotels is simple: Provide a hotel experience that offers proper food, proper service, and proper amenities. With that philosophy you can only expect to find the best aesthetics and quality in this boutique hotel.

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ARC US Conference 2022

Door Systems was happy to be back to in-person events this past year with ARC US Conference. This prestigious Bond Event brings together America’s Top 100 Principal Architects and Vendors in one place for 4 days and 3 nights.

The experience centers around a series of one-to-one business meetings between architects and vendors, that each have selected ahead of time, this ensures high quality interactions making the best use of the attendee’s time away from the office.

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Transamerica pyramid building

The city’s skyline has always been swoon-worthy, but over the last decade, the view has become even more grand—not to mention crowded—as skyscrapers have sprouted taller, taller, and taller. From the Salesforce Tower to 555 California, San Francisco’s high-rises have set examples of height and grandeur. Read more

Twitter building in San Fransisco

How the internet reshaped Market Street’s Art Deco monolith

The Twitter building, once known as the Western Furniture Exchange and Merchandise Mart, got its start as a Depression-era furniture showcase

This is a story about adaptive reuse, unplanned obsolescence, and the way one building can straddle two centuries and come to embody the fickle nature of commerce in a modern American city.

The hulking, Mayan-inspired, Art Deco monolith originally known as the Western Furniture Exchange and Merchandise Mart has stood on its Market Street block between Ninth and Tenth streets for 81 years now.

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San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Building

Love ’em or loathe ’em, these structures won’t be ignored

Thom Mayne’s jarring yet alluring Federal Building, an 18-story structure with a curtain of perforated steel punctuated by a large square cut-out framing a privately owned public park, and the Glen Park BART station, a concrete public transportation dream, divide many. Read more

Renovated Union Bank Plaza in DTLA

The first phase in the historic preservation-minded rehabbing of Union Bank Plaza (UBP) in Downtown Los Angeles has wrapped up. Completed in 1967, the 40-story office tower, designed by Harrison & Abramovitz and Albert C. Martin & Associates in the International style, became the first L.A. skyscraper to be named as a Historic-Cultural Monument (HCM) earlier this year by the city’s Cultural Heritage Commission following a unanimous 5–0 vote. The nominating application for HMU designation was put forth by the Los Angeles Conservancy in July 2019.

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Building construction site

Labor and materials are arguably the two most critical ingredients of any construction project. No buildings transform skylines, no bridges span rivers and no homes rise from foundations without them. That’s why pricing of these two production components can mean cost-cutting is in store for other areas of the job budget or, given steep-enough increases, the scuttling of the project altogether.

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