CHICAGO, Ill. – Anguleris, a global leader in building technologies, has completed the acquisition of Modlar Inc., an architectural inspiration and discovery platform for the building design community.
Financial details of the acquisition, announced Jan. 25, were not disclosed.
The acquisition adds Modlar to Anguleris’ existing portfolio of construction technology brands, which includes the BIMsmith product search platform and BIM resource for building professionals, and Swatchbox, the sample processing platform building materials for the construction industry.
Also included in the acquisition are the rights to The Modern Architect, a widely acclaimed architecture podcast that has won acclaim for interviewing renowned architects like the late Arthur Gensler.
Founded in 2015 by a group of architects with the goal of modernizing architectural inspiration and product discovery, Modlar combines architectural media curation with a community platform for engagement among building professionals. The platform is used by architects from each of the top 25 architecture firms in the world and has over 400,000 registered community members worldwide.
“The stories of Modlar and Anguleris seem destined to intertwine from the start,” said Scott Barrington, founder and CEO of Modlar. “As we are both teams of former architects, we are already thinking and dreaming in the same direction. We couldn’t have found a better partner than Anguleris to help take the Modlar mission to the next level.
“Modlar provides an essential destination for building professionals to inspire and connect with each other,” said Benjamin Glunz, CEO of Anguleris. “It is a privilege that Modlar joins the Anguleris family of brands to deepen and expand its impact in our industry.”
As part of the acquisition, the Modlar platform will undergo a series of updates in the coming months. These will include the addition of new tools and features to connect construction professionals with product manufacturers, as well as revitalized content and community resources. Limited partnership opportunities will also be available for existing Modlar and Anguleris customers, the company said.
Founded, owned and operated by architects, Anguleris is a global leader in building technology, helping building product manufacturers and professionals work together seamlessly and facilitating the exchange of value between manufacturers and the AEC community.