Stepping Stones Preschool

ATAS International Inc.

As the first building to greet parents and students when they arrive at Ancillae Assumpta Academy in Wyncote, Pennsylvania, Stepping Stones Preschool is a playful and educational example of architecture and construction. CastleTop (HCT160) 0.032-inch aluminum wall panels from ATAS International were used in a Rawhide color (2,120 sq. ft.) and Regal Blue color (159 sq. ft.) to create a “Dr. Seuss-like appearance” on the sloped walls.

It was not that using this metal profile provided shadows, texture and color like no other material could. The architect John J. Di Benedetto Associates Architects Inc., Jenkintown, Pa., believes the metal shingles add a graphic punch to the building. The distributor was Alside Supply Center, Warminster, Pa., and the metal installer was Griffith Exteriors Inc., Warminster.

The Stepping Stones Preschool received an Honorable Mention for Exceptional Choice of Material in the 2013 Chairman’s Awards presented by the Metal Construction Association (MCA).

The annual MCA Chairman's Awards are given to outstanding building projects involving MCA members. The awards honor innovation and creativity while showcasing how metal products help achieve exceptional building designs. A panel of noteworthy architects selected the winners.

About ATAS International Inc.

atas logo 1963Founded in 1963, ATAS International, Inc. is a leading manufacturer of metal roofing, wall cladding, ceilings, perimeter edge metal, and accessories. The ATAS portfolio features an expansive selection of products available in aluminum, steel, zinc, stainless steel, and copper. Standard profiles include narrow and wide ribbed wall panels, corrugated styles, standing seam and batten seam roof systems, metal shingles, shakes, tiles, and more. Additional options include curved, tapered, and perforated panels; concealed or exposed fasteners; smooth or embossed textures; horizontal and vertical applications; and a choice of over 40 stock colors with 70% PVDF finish.

With sustainability at the forefront of modern building design, ATAS proudly supports green building objectives with high performance solutions, such as solar-ready roof panels, insulated metal panels, cool roofing products, and solar air heating wall panels. The ATAS team consists of product and market specialists that provide a high level of support for your project, from initial discovery and design to installation. ATAS has two ISO 9001:2015 certified manufacturing locations in the United States: the headquarters in Allentown, PA, and their facility in Mesa, AZ. ATAS also has a second location in Allentown, PA, and recently added a new manufacturing location in University Park, IL. For more information about ATAS International, visit or call 610.395.8445. For more information on InSpire transpired solar collector metal wall panels, visit

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