Metal Magic

Not quite the lead employed by Dublin’s McCullough Mulvin Architects, but the prePATINA LINE—Living Material, is a naturally preweathered surface available in blue-gray and prePATINA graphite-gray. The product develops a natural patina; is durable and low to no-maintenance and 100% recyclable. The product is easy to profile; malleable and bendable, and includes a wide assortment of roof drainage goods and accessories.


Residence Hall Showcases Zinc Exterior

Achieving LEED Platinum certification for the new High Street Residence Hall shows Dickinson College’s continuing commitment to renovating and building efficient, sustainable buildings. A new residence hall to showcase modern student living inside, and a durable, distinctive and sustainable cladding, on the outside. Designed by Deborah Berke Partners and built by Benchmark Construction, the High Street Residence incorporates limestone, as well as other natural materials like mahogany accents and zinc. The combination of materials bridges historic formality and a modern, friendly appearance.

Christ Church Cathedral, Vancouver, British Columbia

A Newsworthy Roof-Raising

A 22-year renovation of Christ Church Cathedral in Vancouver, British Columbia, was completed recently as workers finished their efforts replacing the 1894 structure’s massive roof. Designers with Vancouver’s Proscenium Architecture & Interiors, Inc., opted for standing-seam zinc for the complicated project, which required extensive detailing to address a large number of pitch changes and other transitions. Finished in a traditional prePATINA blue-grey color, the new roof complements the building’s natural stone façade.According to architect Hugh Cochlin of Procenium, details were all drawn by hand. “That’s definitely old school, but particularly appropriate


Compare and Contrast

Designers with R2L:Architects in Washington, D.C., paired two profiles of metal panels in a recent project to create a rooftop common area for an apartment project in the city’s Adams Morgan neighborhood. The prePATINA graphite-grey Flat Lock Tiles and Standing Seam Panels help define the space, with a geometry that’s complemented by other materials in the plan. 

Vaughan Metropolitan Centre Subway Station, Toronto

Custom Flair

No two panels are alike in the 1000-plus-panel standing seam roof wrapping the futuristic new Vaughan Metropolitan Centre Subway Station in Toronto. Each of the Classic Bright Rolled Panels features an individual taper and length, fabricated using a CNC turret. Though thoroughly modern, the roof of the Grimshaw Architects-designed station also features hammered seams for an old world appearance.


Forward-Thinking Design at VCU

The Institute for Contemporary Art (ICA) at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) will bring the most contemporary art exhibits in the world to the VCU campus and the city of Richmond. Located in the striking new Markel Center and designed by renowned architect Steven Holl, the ICA offers 41,000 sq. ft. of flexible space including an inviting 33-ft. high central forum. It features a dynamic slate of changing exhibitions, performances, files and interdisciplinary programs. In keeping with VCU’s master sustainability plan, the ICA incorporates state-of-the-art technologies and environmentally conscious design elements and makes use of numerous natural resources.


DC Metrorail Covers Its Tracks

The multi-billion dollar, two-phase Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project relies on the installation of standing seam panels to highlight escalator vaults, rider pavilions, pedestrian bridges and canopies. The Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project is a 23-mile extension of Washington’s existing Metrorail System. Construction of Phase 1 is complete and covers 11.7 miles with five stations. Phase 2 is underway and will complete the extension with six additional stations. Upon completion, the line will provide a one-seat, no-transfer ride from Dulles Airport to downtown Washington, D.C. creating a long-sought connectivity between the burgeoning Washington corridor and the nation’s capital. Chu Contract