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Posted: Jan 21, 2011

Bellevue Pedestrian Skybridge

Ronstan Tensile Architecture, an end-to-end specialty contractor of tensile architecture, demonstrated the benefits of its cable-stayed construction on the Bellevue Skybridge in Bellevue, WA. The Bellevue Skybridge functions as a lightweight, steel-framed, cable-stayed skybridge over Bellevue Way that provides easy pedestrian access between Lincoln Square and Bellevue Square.

Posted: Apr 30, 2012

Bells Mill Elementary School

The new Bells Mill Elementary School in Potomac, MD is designed to encourage a flexible approach to education that accommodates changing programs, interdisciplinary teaching methods and efficient, cost-effective use of space. Featured on the school are approximately 18,000 sq. ft. of 12” x 1.5” aluminum PAC-CLAD Snap-On Batten metal wall panels and 2,500 sq. ft. of PAC-850 Soffit Panels by Petersen. Colors included Hemlock Green, Colonial Red, Sandstone and Slate Gray.

Posted: May 13, 2020

Belvedere Transit Centre

Creating a welcoming, accessible and enduring facility for the City of Edmonton's riders, the new Belvedere Transit Centre features RHEINZINK prePATINA® graphite-gray material on both the roof and exterior wall cladding systems.

Posted: Aug 08, 2008

Benicia-Martinez Toll Plaza

The new $1.2 billion Benicia-Martinez, Calif., Bridge is a 1.6 mile long, five-lane bridge spanning the Carquinez Strait between Contra Costa and Solano counties. The Benicia-Martinez toll plaza incorporates unique curvilinear forms and a changing color scheme in its design. The plaza features approximately 55,000 square feet of Alucobond® Aluminum Composite Material by Alcan Composites USA, in the 4mm thickness and Copper Metallic color and 6,000 square feet of Alucobond in the 4mm thickness and Shimmering Teal color, to clad the building walls and canopies.

Posted: Aug 08, 2019

Bennett Town Hall

The new Bennett Town Hall in Bennett, Colorado is a stylish complex that was constructed with a Rigid Frame metal building system from Varco Pruden Buildings. The facility was selected as the Best of Government Winner in the 2019 Varco Pruden Hall Of Fame presentation.

Posted: Oct 05, 2016

Berman Residence

This contemporary new residence near the ocean in Ft. Lauderdale, FL is partially clad with a unique wall panel system fabricated from RHEINZINK’s PROTECT LINE of architectural zinc. The PROTECT LINE has a clear coating that provides durable surface protection in aggressive climates. The transparent coating slows down the aging process and preserves the initial appearance of the zinc.

Posted: Jan 03, 2012

Berrien Springs Virtual Learning Academy

Berrien Springs School District's Virtual Learning Academy is taking public education to the next level. The recently opened facility, which offers area students both traditional on-site education and online courses, features the latest advances in technology, design and materials, including storefront systems manufactured by Tubelite.

Posted: Sep 21, 2011

Bertram and Judith Kohl Building - Oberlin College

The Bertram and Judith Kohl Building, the new home for the Jazz Studies Program at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, is a virtual rhapsody in Reynobond® ACM. Planning for a new building to house the rapidly growing Jazz Studies Program began in 2005. Recently completed, it is expected to soon become the nation's first LEED® Gold Music Studies building.

Posted: Jan 29, 2010

Beth Tfiloh Lower School

The Beth Tfiloh Lower School in Baltimore was moving from an attractive off-site location to the main campus and wanted its new building to be fun and inviting for the students. Approximately 8,500 sq. ft. of Dri-Design panels finished in three complementary colors and installed in a checkerboard pattern helped to achieve the desired effect. The Dri-Design Wall Panel System is an economy-minded dry joint, pressure-equalized rainscreen system. In the case of the Beth Tfiloh school, the .080" aluminum panels were finished in Colonial Red, Burgundy and Mansard Brown colors.

Posted: Jan 21, 2013

Bethel Fire Station

After breaking ground in December 2011, the Bethel Fire Station in Sumter, South Carolina held its grand opening in Fall of 2012. The new facility, featuring metal systems from Mesco Building Solutions, is part of a grander plan to update and bring to code, Sumter County’s rural fire stations.

Posted: Aug 20, 2010

Better Living Mill Shop

The Better Living Mill Shop in Troy, Va., is a 25,955-square-foot facility that makes a vivid energy-efficiency statement with InSpire wall panels from ATAS International, Inc. The project recently was LEED Certified for new construction by the U.S. Green Building Council under its Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System. It is said to be the first industrial building in central Virginia to earn LEED certification in the LEED New Construction Green Rating System.

Posted: Aug 20, 2014

Beverly Farms Elementary School

Construction of the new Beverly Farms Elementary School in Potomac, MD was part of Montgomery County Public Schools’ on-going revitalization/expansion program. Following a feasibility study, it was determined that demolition of the existing building and construction of a new school was the most cost effective approach. Metal roofing from Petersen Aluminum played a key role in the construction of the new facility.

Posted: Apr 23, 2013

BHP Billiton Office/Training Center

Prevot Design Services, APAC, with offices in Shreveport, LA and Houston, TX, utilized McElroy Metal Mega-Rib metal wall panels in its design of the office/training center for BHP/Petrohawk in Shreveport.

Posted: Oct 28, 2015

Bicknell Family Center For The Arts

For almost 35 years, Pittsburg State University, Pittsburg Kan., had limited performing arts offerings for its students because the campus did not have a facility to support a large program. That changed this academic year when the Bicknell Family Center for the Arts opened. Four shades of the Dri-Design Wall Panel System clad the building to make it warm and inviting while also standing out.

Posted: Jan 16, 2009

Big House On The Hill

When radio talk show host Big John began making plans for a new house in Holly Hill, Florida, he knew he needed a place that would be strong enough to stand up to a hurricane and large enough to live up to his name. With the help of insulated metal panels from MeTecno USA, which has since been acquired by Kingspan Insulated Panels, Inc., John created the contemporary loft known as the “Big House on the Hill.”

Posted: Dec 10, 2013

Big Nerd Ranch Galactic Headquarters

Metal roofing and wall panels from Fabral were used in Atlanta, GA to create the Big Nerd Ranch Galactic Headquarters, home to the technology training and consulting firm.

Posted: May 08, 2009

Bill Santucci Justice Center

Impartiality, fairness and equality are all part of the vocabulary used to describe the American justice system. Historically, most courthouses have been imposing structures designed to convey that message with enduring strength and dignity. The architecture of the new Bill Santucci Justice Center in Placer County, CA, speaks of the symbols associated with the justice system with a voice that reflects the modernity of our times. A key element of that language is Reynobond® ACM from Alcoa Architectural Products.

Posted: Aug 05, 2019

Bi-Rite Café

Within the San Francisco Civic Center are some of the city's most distinguished buildings, including the gold-domed San Francisco City Hall. While the nearby Bi-Rite Café is no match for those buildings in terms of size, prominence or importance, the 640 sq. ft. food kiosk looks quite at home despite the architecturally imposing setting. Helping the little building make a big visual impression are ornately designed bifold liftstrap doors from Schweiss Doors. 

Posted: Oct 29, 2007

Bitterman Residence

After the home's original shake shingle roof sustained significant storm damage, the owner of an upscale residence in Orlando, FL, wanted a new metal roof installed that would be “the last roof we put on this house.” To that end, approximately 12,000 sq. ft. of Petersen Aluminum Corp.'s SNAP-CLAD panels were installed. The 16” wide, 24 gauge galvanized steel panels were finished in Copper Penny. Handling the installation was RAE CO of Ocala, Ocala, FL.

Posted: Aug 28, 2008

Blackhawk Headquarters

The ex-Navy Seal and founder of BLACKHAWK! Products Group, a leading U.S. manufacturer of tactical, military and law enforcement equipment, challenged the architect to create a look for his new headquarters building that would “reflect the strength and ruggedness of our products.” The design for the 65,000 sq. ft. facility and winner of a 2008 AIA Award of Design Excellence certainly accomplished the mission. Among the product featured on the exterior of the $7.5 million, Norfolk, VA-project were 4,800 sq. ft. of Citadel Envelope 2000® Rainscreen System panels, finished in Bone White and Natural Copper.

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