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Posted: Dec 07, 2020

Energy-Independent Home

Admirable goals were achieved with the construction of a Florida home that was designed to be energy-independent. Not energy-efficient … energy-independent. And affordable. And hurricane-proof. And constructed completely with metal building components, featuring products from Star Building Systems.

Posted: Dec 03, 2020

Home2 Suites By Hilton - Chicago River North

Home2 Suites by Hilton Chicago River North was designed for travelers who want to maintain their normal routine. It features 206 suites and a range of tech-focused and eco-conscious amenities, while becoming the company’s 300th property. Utilized for its construction were more than 46,000 square feet of insulated metal panels from Metl-Span.

Posted: Nov 30, 2020

Greenhill School

After a decade of throwing money at ongoing problems, Greenhill School in Addison, Texas, finally decided it was time to deal with leaky roof issues on its gymnasium and natatorium. The solution came from McElroy Metal’s 238T symmetrical standing seam roofing system, installed by Supreme Roofing of Dallas.

Posted: Nov 25, 2020


There are worse things than being stuck at home during a pandemic, especially for the residents of Elements, a luxury Garden Communities development in Irvine, CA. Decidedly upscale, the high-end apartment complex looks inviting too. Among the products utilized to give it an appearance worthy of its amenities were Omega-Lite ACM panels from Laminators Inc. of Hatfield, PA.

Posted: Nov 23, 2020

Freeport Residence

Freeport is a village in the town of Hempstead, Nassau County, New York, on the South Shore of Long Island. A settlement since the 1640s, it was once an oystering community and later a resort popular with the New York City theater community. A homeowner in Freeport recently chose ATAS' Techo Tile and PC System for the roof on her new residence.

Posted: Nov 19, 2020

Del Valle High School Career And Technical Education Center

The new Career and Technical Education Center on the campus of Del Valle High School in Del Valle, Texas, includes some very high-tech features, so school administrators wanted an exterior that would reflect their future-focused programs and maintain its good looks over time. Metal cladding panels from Petersen met both these requirements.

Posted: Nov 16, 2020

U.S. Olympic Museum

The U.S. Olympic Museum, showcasing the innumerable accomplishments of American athletes at the Games, opened in Colorado Springs, Colorado on July 30, 2020. Lorin anodized aluminum panels were chosen for the project because of their durability, low cost, malleability, environmentally friendly qualities, and color and finish.

Posted: Nov 12, 2020

Genentech Building 40

There's nothing like a little fresh air. Those charged with designing Building 40 on the campus of pharmaceutical company Genentech in South San Francisco certainly knew that. That's why they integrated three Bifold Designer Doors from Schweiss Doors into the design of an employee cafe to create a pleasant indoor/outdoor dining environment.

Posted: Nov 09, 2020

Crossing Church

It used to be that churches, no matter the religious affiliation, shared many similar traits – never straying too far from a consistent set of traditional and expected details: stained glass, a steeple, pews, song books, a piano. Today, tradition has given way to reinvention as can be seen at The Crossing Church in Sequoyah County, Oklahoma. It was brought to life with the help of products from Star Building Systems.

Posted: Nov 05, 2020

The Cannon

Renovating and transforming a 70-year-old manufacturing facility into a contemporary office building with impressive amenities, requires some imagination, careful planning and a lot of communication. The Cannon, an entrepreneurial hub in west Houston, also called for more than 90,000 square feet of insulated metal panels (IMPs) from Metl-Span for walls and roofing.

Posted: Nov 02, 2020

Boulder Jewish Community Center

While grounded in tradition, the new 52,444-square-foot Boulder Jewish Community Center in Boulder, CO is a contemporary example of today’s sustainable design. The building’s most visible energy-saving feature is the solar array mounted on a large section of curved metal roofing. The 74.4kW PV array was installed quickly and effectively, and without violating the metal roofing warranty, using the S-5-PVKIT® 2.0 from Colorado Springs, CO-based S-5!.

Posted: Oct 29, 2020

DeWitt Family Science Center

Completed in 2019, the eco-friendly and state-of-the-art DeWitt Family Science Center creates a grand entrance to the campus of Northwestern College in Orange City, IA. The 61,000 sq. ft. facility is clad with metal panels from Quality Metalcrafts, finished in Fluropon® 70% PVDF coil coatings from Sherwin-Williams Coil Coatings. The building serves the health science programs at the college.

Posted: Oct 26, 2020

OTTO Brewerytown

OTTO Brewerytown is a two-building, two-phase project, with a total of 52 high-end, high-tech condo units. It is located in a rapidly developing neighborhood, just five minutes to Philadelphia’s Center City. ATAS International's custom Grand C panels in three colors - Patina Green, Silversmith and Brilliant Green - in .032 aluminum, and Versa-Seam panels - in Silversmith - in .040 aluminum, were used to create an eye-catching design for the building’s exterior.

Posted: Oct 22, 2020

Cancer Center At CHI St. Joseph Health

The original standing seam metal roof over the Cancer Center at CHI St. Joseph Health in Bryan, Texas was peppered with white repair material at the seams, in the valleys, at transitions and around penetrations. The new roof - Garland's R-Mer® Loc metal panel system - was carefully and meticulously engineered to ensure complete watertight protection of the 25,000-plus sq. ft. facility.

Posted: Oct 21, 2020

Mission Health North Tower

CENTRIA®, manufacturer of metal wall and roof panels, played a substantial role in the design of the Mission Health North Tower in Asheville, NC. A $400-million, 12-story facility, the hospital includes 220 patient rooms, a 94-bed emergency room, interventional and cardiac catheterization suites and digital operating rooms.

Posted: Oct 19, 2020

Woodstock Commons

Woodstock, NY is best known as the site of a small music festival that made some news in 1969. But it’s also a bucolic, Upstate New York village that prides itself on its own style of quirky, small-town charm. A recently opened affordable-rental project features buildings designed to fit into the area’s rural character, topped by metal roof panels from Petersen.

Posted: Oct 15, 2020

Mercedes-Benz Of St. Louis

When consumers think of top-quality car lines, Mercedes-Benz is one of the first that comes to mind. When design and construction professionals think of top-quality bifold and hydraulic doors, Schweiss Doors is in a class of its own.

Posted: Oct 12, 2020

Reliance Church

It might be a stretch to say that divine intervention played a part in the connection between long-time Star Building Systems builder G&W Builders and Reliance Church in Temecula, CA., but it certainly worked out to be a successful outcome for them both when Reliance Church was looking for the perfect team to build their new church amid the lush landscape and mountainous terrain of their hometown.

Posted: Oct 08, 2020

Two EE's Winery North Production

A 6,500 sq. ft. addition to Two EE's Winery in Huntington, IN was completed in August 2019 by CME Corp., a Varco Pruden Builder located in Fort Wayne, IN. The project was selected as the winner in the Agricultural category of the 2020 Varco Pruden Hall of Fame Awards.

Posted: Oct 07, 2020

Red Petal Pavilion

The Red Petal Pavilion is comprised of 10 overlapping 30-foot tall curved petals - featuring aluminum composite material from 3A Composites USA - that cascade from a rooftop oculus down to street level. It's situated in a plaza outside a new office building and adjacent to the Emily Carr University of Art + Design campus in Vancouver, British Columbia.

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