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Posted: Mar 21, 2022

Amelia Earhart Hangar Museum

The Amelia Earhart Hangar Museum in Atchison, KS, houses a rare replica of the plane Earhart flew. What is not a replica is the hangar's door. It was manufactured for the project by Schweiss Doors of Fairfax, MN. The star attraction is the last surviving Lockheed Electra 10-E airplane, one of only 14 ever made. It is identical to the aircraft Earhart flew on her fateful journey and attempt to be the first woman to ever circumnavigate the world.

Posted: Mar 16, 2022

McHenry West High School Addition

The addition at McHenry West High School in McHenry, Ill., became necessary with the consolidation of 10th through 12th graders at the west campus. The new area would focus on “science, technology and industry offering college and career-oriented pathways.” CENTRIA’s Formawall Dimension Series building envelope system, in five colors, helped create a unique aesthetic for the addition.

Posted: Mar 14, 2022

Bricklayers Local 5

The Bricklayers Local 5 of Valley View, Ohio, knew what it was getting into when purchasing a property with two existing buildings, both with failing asphalt shingle roofs. The union’s first order of business after acquiring the buildings was to solve the roofing problem with a more permanent solution and ultimately selected the McElroy Metal 138T symmetrical standing seam system.

Posted: Mar 10, 2022

Houston Community College Culinary Arts Building

Those who feel called into the culinary world have many educational options, including Houston Community College’s Culinary Arts Program. Established in 1982, the program has consistently grown every year, requiring a new state-of-the-art space. Aesthetics and durability in a rainscreen system influenced the design team of Stanec, Houston, to select Dri-Design’s Shadow Series panels for the HCC Culinary Arts building.

Posted: Mar 07, 2022

Regency At South Whitehall Clubhouse

Regency at South Whitehall in Allentown, Pennsylvania is an active adult community offering a variety of single-family and townhome-style residences. To emphasize the “active” for its growing number of 55-plus-year-old homebuyers, a striking clubhouse with a signature black metal roof from Petersen has become a centerpiece of the development, offering a fitness center and pool, along with tennis and bocce courts and a number of other amenities.

Posted: Mar 03, 2022

Arthur J. Altmeyer Federal Building

Uniformity across large surfaces, price stability and product availability in a time of supply chain uncertainty were all factors in the decision by designers to go with Rigidized® Metals' InvariMatte® micro texture finish on aluminum for the exterior cladding of the newly renovated Arthur J. Altmeyer Federal Building in Woodlawn, MD.

Posted: Feb 28, 2022

MWC Dairy Processing Plant

Size mattered when planning one of Michigan’s newest, most technologically advanced dairy plants. But so did speed of construction, which is why two types of insulated panels from Kingspan Insulated Panels - North America were utilized for the construction of the new 400,000-square-foot MWC dairy processing plant in St. Johns.

Posted: Feb 23, 2022

Minnesota Landscape Arboretum

Central Roofing Company’s roots have been in Minneapolis for more than 90 years. Recently those roots spread to the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum. That’s where the company helped build the new McQuinn Horticulture and Operations Headquarters. They also rebuilt the metal roofs on the historic Red Barn and silo within the arboretum. For both projects, the company installed metal roofing systems and products from Firestone Building Products.

Posted: Feb 21, 2022

Spy Hop Productions

The new Spy Hop Productions building in Salt Lake City sounds like an apt title for a James Bond 007 movie, but it's actually the name chosen for a non-profit youth digital media arts center that offers in-school and after-school youth in-care and satellite programming. One of the new complex's signature features is a third floor performance space that's been enhanced through the inclusion of a glass bifold door from Schweiss Doors.

Posted: Feb 17, 2022

Liberty Self Storage

For the recent solar conversion of its facility in Covington, LA, Liberty Self Storage wanted to express its patriotism and love of country by having the new rooftop solar array configured in the form of an American flag. With the help of The Next Energy Technology company of Kenner, LA, and solar panel attachment products from Colorado-based S-5!, the design intent was achieved in the best possible way.

Posted: Feb 14, 2022

Cedar Creek Lake Home

Even with all of the benefits a metal roof provides, including durability, longevity, recyclability, energy efficiency and environmental sustainability, sometimes, it’s still all about the look, and that was important to its specification as part of the renovation of a Texas Lakehouse. The roof was formed from coil provided by McElroy Metal.

Posted: Feb 09, 2022

The Stack Deep Ellum

The unique façade design of The Stack Deep Ellum – a new 16-story 215,000 square-foot mixed-use office, retail and parking development – reflects the dynamic nature of the historic Dallas neighborhood, which transitions from daytime office, art gallery and café spaces to nighttime entertainment, happy-hour and evening-only dining venues. It featured aluminum composite material (ACM) cladding from 3A Composites USA.

Posted: Feb 07, 2022

Florida Panhandle Home

Pretty much everything is a standout feature in this new-construction home sited in a gated community on Destin, Fla.’s Choctawhatchee Bay. Intended to resemble an upscale, contemporary resort hotel, it features Snap-Clad standing seam metal roofing from Petersen.

Posted: Feb 02, 2022

Rockaway Hotel

Offering an urban beach getaway with a fresh view of New York City, The new Rockaway Hotel in Queens stands six stories tall and is clad in architectural-grade zinc wall panels. The zinc from which the panels were fabricated was from RHEINZINK America Inc. of Woburn, MA.

Posted: Jan 31, 2022

Opportunity Bank Of Montana

Opportunity Bank of Montana has two branch locations in the town of Great Falls. The latest addition is an award-winning structure that adds to the revitalized town. Dri-Design Wall Panels make a strong and welcoming statement on the geometrically shaped structure.

Posted: Jan 24, 2022

Solis Luxury Apartments

Solis is no ordinary apartment building. Located in Seattle's Capitol Hill neighborhood, the project is the end result of efforts by designers, visionaries and artisans to create a one-of-a-kind building targeting Passive House Certification. Not surprisingly, the doors marking the building's grand entrance are one-of-a-kind too. Featuring ornate custom grilles, they were manufactured by Fairfax, MN-based Schweiss Doors.

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.

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