Exterior Panels/Cladding

Specular

Next Gen Metal Archetypes

The Specular collection from Pure + FreeForm is ideal for exterior metal cladding, acoustical ceilings, interior wall paneling, millwork, soffits, column covers, canopies and more. From classical forms to more complex hybrid finishes, it offers 12 unique surfaces to choose from that define the next generation of metal archetypes. With a focus on pearlescence, texture, fragmentation, and light spread, the collection’s finishes include Emblem, Perlage, Brunello, Relic, Enox, Piombo, Harlem, Molten, Serra, Caxia, Akoya and Hollywood.Judge’s Comment: “A successful pairing of form and function.”

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Versa-Lok, Custom Fabricated Wall Panels

University of Chicago Campus Building Shines with Zinc Panels

Zinc panels were chosen to achieve aesthetic and sustainability goals on the project. The David M. Rubenstein Forum project at the University of Chicago is located on Chicago’s Midway Plaisance and offers views of downtown Chicago, Lake Michigan, and the university campus. The vision of the architectural teams at Diller Scofidio + Renfro of New York City and Brininstool + Lynch of Chicago was to create a retreat space, which would allow for both formal presentations as well as casual meetings. The uniquely shaped building has an auditorium, a variety of meeting spaces, a dining room and an elevated wine bar and cafe. The University Room, which is the building’s largest room, seat

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Lumi Frit Projectable Glass Rainscreen

A Welcoming Beacon

The world’s first building to use Bendheim’s fully customizable projectable glass rainscreen system as a 6,000-sq.-ft. media screen was the Momentary, a contemporary art space in Bentonville, Ark., a satellite of Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. The custom-imprinted glass scrim wraps an 80-ft. tall concrete stair and elevator tower and incorporates four unique fritted glass designs, ranging from 50% to 80% opaque. The designs were created by Osage graphic artist Addie Roanhorse and were inspired by traditional Osage Native American design motifs.Bendheim’s Lumi Frit glass cladding lends the tower a brilliant white, ephemeral aesthetic during the day. A

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Mesa Rim fitness center in San Marcos, Calif.

IMPs Complement Fitness Center

In designing the new 28,200 sq.-ft. Mesa Rim fitness center in San Marcos, Calif., Richard & Richard Construction Co. chose Metl-Span CF Flute panels in Tundra for their thermal efficiencies and rustic look. Lending an industrial flair, the 42-in.-wide 2-in.-deep insulated metal panels integrate with a glass sectional running down one of the building corners. With its bold vertical reveals, the IMPs complement the building exterior and beacon visitors to experience the climbing wall excitement inside.

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Onsite technical high school named the East Aldine Satellite Center

East Aldine Satellite Center

The Lone Star College system, with multiple campuses in the Houston metropolitan area, takes this approach a step further with its own onsite technical high school named the East Aldine Satellite Center. The 64,000-sq.-ft. facility features a contemporary design with a restrained palette of façade materials, including eye-catching metal panels in two distinctive finishes. Lead architect IBI Group’s designers specified Petersen’s PAC-CLAD architectural cladding for all the metal work, which included three separate products from the company’s line-up. Approximately 20,000 sq. ft. of Precision Series panels in the Highline S1 profile were used for the walls, while another 18,0

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Metl-Span panels were a great fit for color, and helped the building become energy efficient as the panels feature an R-value of 20.5.

Military Eyewear Manufacturing HQ Gets Contemporary Look

Galvion’s new manufacturing and office facility are constructed with insulated metal panels that reflect that bold and durable design. To say Galvion produces glasses would not do the company justice. Galvion “utilizes a robust design to deliver protective eyewear solutions that save lives” for use by the military and law enforcement.“The goal was to ensure consistency with the branding of Galvion products,” says Mallory Mae Conway, Architect, Director for Jodoin, Lamarre, Pratte Architects in Montreal. “Galvion is focused on its eyewear line, so the insulated metal panels and aluminum composite material (ACM) helped us achieve a contemporary look; the pan

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Sevier County Utility District

Utility Facility Features Gas-Flame Blue Roof

The Sevier County Utility District uses a metal roof as its calling card, using more than 13,500 sq. ft. of metal panels finished in gas-flame blue. Based in the county seat of Sevierville, the Sevier County Utility District (SCUD) serves more than 14,000 customers in Sevier and adjacent Blount counties. When the utility, which is also an agency of the county’s government, determined it needed a new employee training facility, it decided the new structure should offer amenities to the broader community as well.Located on a larger campus of other utility buildings, the 9,500-sq.-ft. center provides a commercial-quality kitchen and a multifunction area that are available to area organiza

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First Federal Bank of Florida

Bank Helps Planned Development Build Community Ties

A new branch for First Federal Bank of Florida puts an industrial twist on basic gabled designs to create a quirky, inviting building that is highlighted with standing-seam metal panels used for both the roof and walls. Developers of the new 2,900-acre community of Wildlight in northeast Florida, about 20 miles north of Jacksonville, are emphasizing historic styles for buyers’ homes and townhomes. The new bank branch is sited within the community’s burgeoning village center, which also includes a supermarket along with a number of restaurants and retailers. Designers with the Jacksonville office of Dasher Hurst Architects were given a few guidelines from the community, which incl

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Beloit College's Rec Center

Decommissioned Power Station Turned Rec Center

A century-old decommissioned coal-burning power station located along Wisconsin’s Rock River is now the site of a new student recreation and wellness center for Beloit College. Called the Powerhouse, the Studio Gang-designed adaptive reuse project features a light-filled, impact-resistant and high-performance translucent lightwall system from EXTECH. Utilizing a design-assist approach, EXTECH was brought in early and therefore able to help the architect customize the interlocking wall system.“We don’t simply walk into the architect’s office and slap down a product catalog,” explains EXTECH’s Director of Product Application and Development Kevin Smith, RA.

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ACM fins and curtainwall clad a new office building along the Chicago River as part of Lincoln Yards revitalization program.

Undulating Fins Emulate the Flow of Water

Reflecting its Chicago River waterfront location, undulating fins fabricated from ALUCOBOND Plus aluminum composite material from 3A Composites USA emulate the flow of water at a new Lincoln Yards revitalization development near Lincoln Park. Designed by SOM, tenant anchor C.H. Robinson, a global third-party logistics provider, has settled 1,000 employees in the 4-story facility seeking LEED Gold certification.The undulating fins were created with approximately 28,240 sq. ft. of 4-mm ACM in a custom Sunlight Silver Mica color. Creating shade on the glass curtainwall, this reduces solar heat gain and glare for optimized daylighting.“When light hits the silver, it looks even brighte

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