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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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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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Athens High School, Athens, Texas

Metal Adds Modern Look

Façade retrofit is an effective option to consider as buildings are upgraded or converted to continue their service. Such was the case at Athens High School in Athens, Texas, which required a mix of renovation and new construction to bridge old and new buildings. To create a modern design, metal was chosen. Installed on the school were 10,800 sq. ft. of 24-gauge 12-in. PAC-CLAD Flush Panels in White and Silver finish, 17,500 sq. ft. of 24-gauge 12-in. Flush Soffit panels in White finish, and 5,500 sq. ft. of PAC-3000CS Composite Panel finished in a custom maroon school color. Cost was an issue, but ultimately the school felt the investment was made for the metal’s ability to create a d

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Alan Apartments, Mesa, Ariz.

Modern Metal-Clad Apartments Are Bright Standout

Building authorities initially took a dim view of the project’s proposed sharp angles and mixed materials, which stood in high contrast to the surrounding beige stucco. The 17-unit, townhome-style Alan Apartments project in Mesa, Ariz., quickly leased out, once construction was completed in late 2018—but it took some doing to get its unique exterior past city planners.  “This project was made to stand out, and not look like all the boring beige houses around it—on purpose it doesn’t look like anything in the area,” says architect Tim Boyle, principal of Tim Boyle Design. “It was rejected by city staff five times because of how it looks, but we s

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Shady Situation

When architects with SmithGroup’s Phoenix office began planning the entry for the new Eloy City Hall in Eloy, Ariz., Corten metal was their first choice for the shade-providing canopy. When that material proved too costly, they turned to perforated 0.05-gauge aluminum PAC-CLAD 7.2 panels in an Aged Copper finish. The panels are installed on the underside of the canopy structure, with LEDs installed above. The lighting creates added visual interest once the sun goes down, and clearly identifies the entrance for residents.

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The Museum Built by Gatorade

Gainesville, Fla., recently added an unusual new institution to its cultural landscape—the Cade Museum for Creativity + Invention, which is dedicated to both commemorating and inspiring the kind of innovation that built its namesake founder’s career. Dr. James Robert Cade is best known for inventing Gatorade, but his inventions stretch from football helmets to protein shakes. The museum’s design, by Baltimore-based GWWO Architects, features a circular core and extending arms that create a sense of motion. Corrugated metal panels clad the façade, complementing the high-tech image that’s at the heart of the museum’s mission. 

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Cladding from a Different Angle

Designers with Charleston, S.C.-based SGA Architecture ran 12-in. PAC-CLAD Flush Panels at a diagonal to create a stand-out appearance for the entrance of the redesigned Goose Creek High School just northwest of Charleston. The distinctive cladding approach is a signature touch against the horizontal lines of the surrounding brick and Precision Series HWP panels. 

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Roof Enhances Shopping Center’s Image

Destin Commons, known as the premier open-air lifestyle center on Florida’s Emerald Coast, chose three colors of metal roofing were to enhance the high-end shopping center’s image as part of its overall expansion. The major expansion of the Destin Commons shopping center in Destin, Fla., further establishes its reputation as the premier open air lifestyle center offering the best in shopping, dining and entertainment on Florida’s Emerald Coast. The Phase II expansion adds 100,000 sq. ft. to the 500,000-sq.-ft. family-oriented shopping environment. Destin Commons also includes 70,000 sq. ft. of Class A office suites. And the expansion included metal roofing; there were multiple buildings invo

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It’s a Wrap

Wall Panels and Roof System add Interest at Georgia school. Ivy Street Center is the first new academic building on the Marist School campus in Brookhaven, Ga., in more than 20 years, and is the signature project in Phase 1 of the Campus Master Plan. Marist School is a private Roman Catholic college preparatory school serving 1,100 students grades 7-12. The new 55,000-sq.-ft. Ivy Street Center serves as home for the mathematics and English departments. The building’s name pays homage to Marist’s original three-story schoolhouse located in downtown Atlanta. The structure was built on the footprint of the razed Kuhrt Gym, a 50-year-old building. “The charge was to design a combination classroo

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The Western Health Center in Midfield, Ala.

Under One Roof

Curved roof creates inviting health center in Alabama. The Western Health Center in Midfield, Ala., provides comprehensive medical care for under-served populations in Jefferson County. The two-story, 78,000-sq.-ft. center needed to consolidate three older health clinics into an attractive, more centrally located facility. The expansive site has walking and biking trails available to staff and the public; the goal was to create an aesthetically pleasing, inviting facility for the public and employees. The design was driven by the Department of Health’s desire to provide fresh, inviting health centers that are patient-focused and employee-friendly, says Tom Kidwell, Senior Associate and Proje

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