The Pablo Center at the Confluence, Eau Claire, Wisc.

Metal Panels for Shape and Shadow

Designers with New York City-based Holzman Moss Bottino Architecture brought together a mix of cladding materials in their plans for The Pablo Center at the Confluence, a new Eau Claire, Wisc., performing arts space. These include local stone, copper sheathing and almost 29,000 sq. ft. of Insul-Rib insulated metal panels. The panels’ 1.5-in.-high ribs on 7.2-in. centers attracted the designers for the depth they add to the building’s exterior. 


Brand Enhanced

Insulated metal panels were the cladding of choice for robotics leader Innovation First International when it began discussing plans for its new Greenville, Texas, headquarters with architects at Irving, Texas-based ID Studio 4. Designers specified CF Santa Fe panels with a maximum 4-in. thickness to achieve an R-value of more than 32.


Florida RV Center Relies on IMPs to Beat the Heat

Roofing and siding insulated metal panels proved to be the most effective choice for the architectural team and installation crew at the General RV Center store in Orange Park, Fla. In order to beat the heat and provide a clean aesthetic, Scherer Construction needed to find the right complement of roofing and siding insulated metal panels. “The heat here in Florida is ferocious,” says Robert Taylor, AIA, of Scherer Construction of Gainesville, Fla. “New buildings of this type are required to have a roofing R-value of 38 and insulated metal panels go a long way in helping achieve that. They certainly speed up the installation process and give you a durable and attractive end


Beauty That Goes all the Way Through

CF Mesa and CF Light Mesa insulated metal panels can be used as a monolithic wall assembly, with steel exterior and interior finished wall surfaces that sandwich a foamed-in-place polyurethane core. Peninsula Architects of Peninsula, Ohio, opted for the panels in its plans for food distributor Sima & Sons Produce, where they function as both exterior walls as well as interior walls for the company’s coolers. The walls are also exposed in some areas of the facility’s offices.


Video Boards Add Bling to Wrigley Field

New video boards behind both the left and right field bleachers improve the views for fans at this historic ballpark. Wrigley Field, home to the Chicago Cubs, is undergoing a multi-phase, $575 million restoration and modernization program dubbed the 1060 Project. The project includes enclosures for the new video boards behind the bleachers in left and right field. Mike Underwood of All-American Exterior Solutions of Lake Zurich, Ill., jumped at the chance to be a part of the 1060 Project. “I’ve been a Cubs fan my whole life,” Underwood says. “I gave them a blank bid sheet—they could pay whatever they wanted.” Underwood was joking, of course, but he was exc