ASST Beyond Surface Level Solutions is an award-winning solid surface fabricator, manufacturer and product designer. As an industry leader, we specialize in complex solid surface fabrication and full architectural casework packages for the health care industry.
Our work spans a variety of markets from health care to education, retail and and corporate / public space. Known for our innovative, patented thermoforming technologies and product designs, ASST takes on project challenges others avoid. We bring to the table a passion for excellence to go beyond and to build what some initially thought was impossible. Since our founding in 1998, ASST has developed an impressive portfolio of successfully completed projects with high-profile contractors, architects, interior designers, and end users.
ASST designs and manufactures its own line of product solutions for specification by the architecture & design industry. We have developed these products to address the specific needs of our customers and have developed our own unique patented technologies to create these designs.
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Spiral staircases are certainly nothing new but fabricating an enormous one in solid surface with compound angles, well that is new. And that’s exactly the project that renowned architectural firm Payette had in mind for an atrium in the building that would connect both 75 and 125 Binney Street, in the heart of Boston, that when completed would be the home of Ariad Pharmaceuticals.
The design for the monumental stairs was inspired by the red spiraling spool of thread depicted in the Ariad Pharmaceuticals logo. However, the design was highly complex with two surface planes meeting along a rising curve (see Figure 1). The difficulty of fabricating the project was nearly as massive as the project itself, so much so that most fabricators wouldn’t even attempt it. However, Payette already knew a company that would be likely to take on the challenge.