Falcon Boxing Gym

Petersen Aluminum

To look at the impressive new Falcon Boxing Gym in Glenview, Ill., one would not realize that it was previously an aging, multi-building 1960s-era industrial park. The renovation combined the gut rehab of an existing 12,000-sq.-ft. warehouse with 30,000 sq. ft. of additions to create a premier professional boxing gym, indoor soccer training field and cardio/weight training facility.

Other amenities include a one-ninth-mile running track suspended around the soccer gym perimeter, climbing ropes, stair exercise facilities and well-appointed locker, shower and steam rooms.

The design, created by Filoramo Talsma Architecture in Chicago, required the demolition of a portion of an original structure to make room for a new clear-span indoor soccer field. The addition was clad with architectural precast wall panels articulated in a Mondrian pattern that support steel trusses spanning 150 feet.

Three contiguous buildings were linked and wrapped with 3,600 sq. ft. of perforated PAC-CLAD 7/8-in. Corrugated Panels to provide a visually unified, highly contemporary appearance. The .050 aluminum panels were finished in Petersen’s Cool Color Weathered Zinc.

“The perforated, corrugated screen really creates a stylish, modern look,” said Roy Palesny, sales representative in Petersen’s Elk Grove Village headquarters office. “No one would know it’s not a totally new building.”

The general contractor on the project was Cordos Development, Chicago. During the short 7-month construction phase, Cordos completed campus-wide improvements including new storm water management, parking lot reconstruction, landscaping and municipal water services to all buildings.

About Petersen

Petersen Aluminum logoPetersen, a Carlisle company, manufactures PAC-CLAD architectural metal cladding systems in multiple gauges of steel and aluminum. PAC-CLAD products include hidden- and exposed-fastener wall panels, standing seam roof panels, flush- and reveal-joint wall panels, vented or solid soffit panels, perforated metal, coil and flat sheet, composite panels, column covers, plus fascia and coping. All are available in a Kynar-based 70% PVDF Fluropon coating in 46 standard colors and 16 wood grain finishes that include a 30-year finish warranty. Most colors meet LEED and Energy Star requirements, and are rated by the Cool Roof Rating Council. Custom colors and weathertightness warranties are offered. BIM and CAD documents are available for most products. Founded in 1965, Petersen’s facilities are located in Illinois, Georgia, Texas, Maryland, Arizona and Minnesota.

For information on the complete line of Petersen's PAC-CLAD metal products, call 800-PAC-CLAD, visit or write to

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