Creative Customization

Automatic doors and operators can be surprisingly versatile. We have been fortunate to collaborate with some brilliant minds on creative, custom projects. Such as an application in an amusement park. Or in a space museum.  Or a performing arts theater. Are you thinking of something creative? We have experts with the perfect balance of creative thinking and technical design.  Let’s talk about your project – with a no cost consultation.

Photo credit: Jacob Langston,

Dr. Phillips Performing Arts Center, located in Orlando, Florida, is a unique and innovative design that offers an prodigious center for the city, even the nation. Designed by the award-winning, Los Angeles architectural firm Barton Myers & Associates, this facility integrates modern amenities while promoting interaction and participation.

ASSA ABLOY’s role was on the high profile main entry wall. We mounted overhead swing operators on a moveable wall so the entire wall slides open. In addition, we placed in-ground operators into the floors in order to safely and smoothly open and close the all-glass back wall. View the fly-through video here.

Polytechnic University, Santiago Calatrava, architect. Photo from
Polytechnic University, Santiago Calatrava, architect. Photo from

At the Polytechnic University of Florida, you may have noticed the newest campus addition; the Innovation, Science and Technology building. The hard-to-miss highlight of this building is the futuristic, ceiling that resembles the shape of a massive glass ‘egg’. The pergola is made up of 46 aluminum louvers.

ASSA ABLOY’s role was to make this eye-catching attraction into a robotic, operable roof.  So we buried the operators in the ceiling. Concealing the hardware provided the functionality for the roof  to operate while still allowing for a clean, appealing look. Also incorporated into the roof is a sunshade running the length of the entire roof. It moves across the building, following the sun’s path across the horizon throughout each day cycle.

Other customization project partners include;

Walt Disney World
Universal Studios
Six Flags


  • • Custom-sized entrances
  • • Creative uses
  • • ASSA ABLOY’s  team of door experts allows us to combine our creativity     with experience and knowledge. We understand how wind speeds, temperatures, aesthetics and other factors can affect projects.