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Posted: Jan 20, 2022

David Rubenstein Forum

The award-winning David Rubenstein Forum project at the University of Chicago utilized 60,000 square feet of custom Versa-Lok and custom-fabricated wall panels that were manufactured by ATAS in 1.0 mm grey zinc. The panels were used as exterior wall cladding on this 166-foot-tall building consisting of 10 stories (a two-story base, and an eight-story tower).

Posted: Jan 17, 2022

100 Above The Park

For the 100 Above The Park landmark residential tower near the Gateway Arch in St. Louis, the texture and finish of the prominent metallic surfaces needed to be just right. Anodized aluminum from Lorin Industries was selected for the corrugated rainscreen panels and flat trim panels on the façade as well as for fabricated "blades" over the garage area.

Posted: Jan 12, 2022

Wurstfest Facility

Wurstfest is a popular annual celebration of German culture in New Braunfels, Texas. Just days after the successful November 2019 event wrapped up, a fire damaged the large facility that hosts the 10-day festival. With less than a year to reconstruct the 27,000 square foot facility for the 60th annual event in November 2020, there was no time to waste.

Posted: Jan 10, 2022

Caledon Industrial Park

The plain box is no more. And it's partly because of energy efficient, cost-efficient and attractive insulated metal panel systems like those from Kingspan Insulated Panels. The company's KS Shadowline insulated metal panels were recently specified for the Caledon Industrial Park in Caledon, Ontario, Canada. In addition to being a candidate for LEED® Silver certification, the building is a definite cut above the usual in terms of aesthetics.

Posted: Jan 06, 2022

Surf City Municipal Complex

When the Town of Surf City, NC, made plans to construct a building that would consolidate the police department and other emergency services operations, durability was a main consideration. To meet the high-wind requirements of the coast, the architectural roofing choice was McElroy Metal’s Maxima standing seam metal roofing, featuring a 3-coat paint finish from Sherwin-Williams.

Posted: Jan 03, 2022

Theodore Roosevelt Visitor Center

The new Theodore Roosevelt Visitor Center at the Theodore Roosevelt National Wildlife Refuge near Onward, Miss., provides interpretive information for both the refuge and the six other properties that make up the refuge complex. Its design, including a classic, farm-style metal roof from Petersen, is a direct reflection of the area’s agricultural roots.

Posted: Dec 29, 2021

Ocean Reef Club Water Treatment Plant

Located on the northernmost tip of Key Largo in the Florida Keys, Ocean Reef Club is one of the country’s most comprehensive private club communities, offering 1,700 waterfront estates, private homes, condominiums and an oceanfront inn. Recently, solar metal roof panels were added to the roof of the club's 6,400 sq. ft. reverse osmosis water plant. It was a project more challenging than it sounds, and one that involved attachment products from S-5!.

Posted: Dec 27, 2021

Unicharm Manufacturing Facility

Seeking more control over its energy and power demands, Unicharm Co. Ltd. explored rooftop solar options for its manufacturing facility in Taiwan. Company officials liked the idea of adding rooftop solar, but were concerned about the added weight of glass crystalline panels. Aplus Energy Ltd. presented them with a building integrated solar option that not only weighed significantly less, but included other compelling features too.

Posted: Dec 23, 2021

Overland Elementary School

The Rochester (Minn.) Public Schools District teamed up with LHB on a $171.4 million bond referendum to ask the voters to construct three elementary schools and a middle school. The first of the schools completed was Overland Elementary School. To help ensure the facility would stand the test of time, copper Flat Lock Tiles from Sheet Metal Supply of Grayslake, IL were specified and installed on the school.

Posted: Dec 22, 2021

The Elm

Rising 30 stories high in downtown Bethesda, MD is an iconic new structure called The Elm. The neutral tones of the residential high-rise are juxtaposed by the glass curtain wall of the office façade. The building's upper portions are covered with aluminum composite panels fabricated and installed by Manchester, MI-based CEI Materials.

Posted: Dec 20, 2021

Milestone House

A unique and modern private residence in East Hampton, NY won two first-place awards for the residential walls and interiors categories in ATAS International’s 2020 project of the year competition.

Posted: Dec 16, 2021

OhioHealth Performance Center

When the Haslam and Edwards families purchased Major League Soccer's Columbus (Ohio) Crew franchise in late 2018, it was a win for the city and the organization, which got a new stadium and a new training facility, dubbed the OhioHealth Performance Center. The new building features aluminum composite metal wall panels from Laminators Inc. of Hatfield, PA, on its exterior.

Posted: Dec 13, 2021

Bulletin Building

Designed in 1954 as the home to the historic Philadelphia Bulletin newspaper, the Bulletin Building is an iconic structure in the booming University City neighborhood. Recently, the facility was retrofitted into a state-of-the-art laboratory and retail space. As part of the historic renovation, PPG partnered with Spectrum Metal Finishing to develop and apply a customized PPG Coraflon® powder coating for the structure.

Posted: Dec 08, 2021

260 North Josephine

Unique zoning requirements had to be taken into consideration during all phases of the 260 North Josephine project in the heart of Denver’s Cherry Creek North Shopping District. The exterior finish is comprised of glass, wood and metal, including IW Series metal rainscreen panels from CENTRIA.

Posted: Dec 06, 2021

East Aldine Satellite Center, Lone Star College

The Lone Star College system, with multiple campuses in the Houston metropolitan area, has added an onsite technical high school named the East Aldine Satellite Center. The 64,000-sq.-ft. facility features a contemporary design with a restrained palette of façade materials, including eye-catching metal panels from Petersen in two distinctive finishes.

Posted: Dec 02, 2021

Martin High School

Voters in Martin, Michigan were asked for more money to fund substantial facilities upgrades at Martin High School. By a 2-1 margin, they voted Yes, allowing plans to move forward for the construction of a new auditorium, a new gymnasium, new outdoor athletic facilities and more. Among the products utilized in the design and construction of the two new building sections were aluminum composite panels by Alucoil.

Posted: Nov 29, 2021

Vaultra Storage

Toronto’s Castlefield neighborhood is fashion-forward, filled with furniture manufacturers and interior design firms. The owners of Vaultra Storage targeted the area for their flagship facility, but knew that to support local businesses, the self-storage building had to look the part. Thanks to products by Kingspan Insulated Panels North America, it totally does.

Posted: Nov 24, 2021

Duende Bar

South of Buffalo, NY are clusters of empty grain silos and associated processing facilities. Artists, musicians and a new generation of businesses are gravitating to the area—now known as Silo City—and seeking to turn it into something new and different. One of the businesses located there is Duende, a bar and event space whose décor is comprised of a mix of old and new materials, including texturized metal from Rigidized® Metals Corporation.

Posted: Nov 22, 2021

Riverview Branch Library

The state-of-the-art Riverview Branch Library in Riverview, Florida, won the first-place award for the commercial roofs category in ATAS International’s 2020 project of the year competition. Field-Lok standing seam metal roof panels, manufactured by ATAS in Dove Grey .040 aluminum, were installed on the new library.

Posted: Nov 15, 2021

Charlotte Regional Realtor Association Headquarters

The Charlotte Regional Realtor Association (CRRA) asked Little Diversified Architectural Consulting, Charlotte, to design a new headquarters adjacent to its previous site. The group wanted a space that was iconic and inviting to its members and the real-estate industry. Dri-Design Wall Panels were selected to clad the building because metal best supported the design concept, performance requirements and budget considerations.

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