The Formawall high-performance building envelope system is an all-in-one system, providing an exterior rainscreen, air and moisture barrier and thermal insulation in a single component. The panels can be installed vertically or horizontally, are ideal for all climates, and can be coated with a number of high-performance coatings that offer minimal maintenance and excellent aesthetic options. Available in 2-in., 2.5-in. and 3-in. thickness.


Modern Character at High-Tech Headquarters

Zoller, a German manufacturer of high-precision equipment, achieves distinct, corporate-branded façade with building envelope customization. Zoller is a German manufacturer of high-tech, high-precision equipment and software with worldwide distribution, says David Gebhardt, president, David R. Gebhardt Architect P.C., the firm responsible for the building’s design. “It was important that this sense of precision and craftsmanship was carried over into the façade via detail, crisp lines, and an over arching modern character.”

Kent Police Station, Kent, Ohio

Transitional Appeal

The new Kent Police Station in Kent, Ohio, features design elements that blend well with all its neighbors. Designers with the local firm DS Architecture opted for a combination of Formawall metal plate and Ecoscreen perforated screenwall, both in a brick-like Allura Terra Cotta finish, to reflect both contemporary clean lines and the downtown’s historic hues.


Outpatient Center Revitalizes Neighborhood

What was once a vacant lot is now a vibrant outpatient surgery center to pump life into the neighborhood and generate jobs along the way. Located between the OMNI Plaza and Kirkland Day Habilitation Center Arc, the OMNI Outpatient Surgery Center was constructed on a decade-vacant lot to generate jobs and perform outpatient procedures to address pain management for its patients.  With a small staff of efficient medical professionals and surgeons, streamlining was the most common theme in the center’s culture. To match this unique concept in the building’s façade, Bennetts & Huysman Architects, PC conceptualizes a building design that veered off the path of traditional bui

Create more dramatic aesthetics and plane changes by combining Intercept RZR panels with Intercept Entyre and Intercept LVLZ.

Looks Sharp

The Intercept RZR rainscreen system offers the option for sloped cladding panels at a depth of up to 4 in., and integrates easily with both Entyre and LVLZ Intercept systems to give designers greater flexibility to create dynamic exterior patterns. The panels are available for both vertical and horizontal applications, with zinc or aluminum substrates and in a broad array of colors.


Team Effort at Practice Facility

The Advocate Center, the new practice home to the Chicago Bulls, needed a resilient envelope due to Chicago’s seasonal weather changes. The metal panels chosen feature high-performance thermal efficiency and moisture control. After holding practices in Deerfield, Ill. since 1992, the Chicago Bulls moved into their new Advocate Center practice facility in downtown Chicago in early 2015. Situated directly next door to the United Center—where the Bulls play their home games—the new practice facility eliminated what had previously been a half-hour commute for the players, coaches and team staff . Features such as two full-length basketball courts, media and weight rooms, a mini