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Hyundai Training Facility

Project Name: Hyundai Training Facility
Project Location: Montgomery, AL
ALUCOBOND PLUS Materials: 1,749 sq. ft. of 4mm
Bone White
Year of Installation: 2003
Architect: Gresham, Smith and Partners, 
Nashville, TN
Fabricator/Installer: John W. McDougall Co., 
Nashville, TN
Attachment Method: 2” rainscreen system
(Series 400)

“Good Design on a Budget” Involving Alucobond® Plus Material

As a state-funded building, the Hyundai Training Facility in Montgomery, AL, needed “good design on a budget,” according to Byron K. Smith, Associate in the Birmingham office of Gresham, Smith and Partners. Alabama Industrial Development Training (AIDT) was the architectural firm’s client for the training facility.

57 Bond Street

Project Name: 57 Bond Street
Project Location: New York, New York
7500 sq. ft. of Sunrise Silver Metallic II
7200 sq. ft. of Custom Violet Slate
Year of Installation: 2003
Architect: Meltzer/Mandl Architects PC
Fabricator/Installer: Kenneth J. Herman, Inc.
Attachment Method: Dry gasketed rout and return system

Award-winning Condo Lofts Clad in Alucobond® Plus Material

The sleek, high-tech look of new condo lofts at 57 Bond Street, New York City, makes it quickly apparent that something extraordinary is happening in this Noho neighborhood. Newly constructed rather than renovated, the six-story building developed by an affiliate of Alchemy Properties Inc., an innovative New York City developer, brings modern architectural design to a distinctive downtown neighborhood. Above a floor of retail development, two oversize homes per floor with private outdoor space offer elegant design and state-of-the art amenities. For this project, the New York Council Society of American Registered Architects presented Meltzer/Mandl Architects PC the Award of Excellence.

Jacksonville Courthouse

Project Name: Jacksonville Courthouse
Project Location: Jacksonville, Florida
ALUCOBOND PLUS Materials: 87,000 sq. ft. of 4mm Silver Metallic &
 Custom Silver Gray
Year of Installation: 2003
Architect: HLM Design, Orlando and 
KBJ Architects, Jacksonville
Fabricator: Kistler-McDougall Corp., 
Installer: Masonry Arts, 

Alucobond® Material Fits Design Balance at Federal Courthouse

The new United States Courthouse in downtown Jacksonville, FL, projects a design balance that relates well to the structure’s historical context, as well as contemporary considerations.

Clarion Hotel, Winnipeg

Project Name: Clarion Hotel
Project Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
ALUCOBOND PLUS Materials: 45,000 sq. ft. of 
Custom Copper Penny Mica
Year of Installation: 2003
Architect: Smith Carter Architects 
& Engineers Inc.
, Winnipeg
Fabricator/Installer: Thermal Systems KWC Ltd.
, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Attachment Method: Thermal Systems AP300 dry joint rainscreen system

Eye-Catching Design at Clarion Hotel, Winnipeg

Gleaming like a new copper penny, Alucobond Material is part of the eye-catching design at the Clarion Hotel in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, but this hotel offers far more than meets the eye.

ABC Nissan, Phoenix

Project Name: ABC Nissan
Project Location: Phoenix, Arizona
ALUCOBOND PLUS Materials: 8,000 sq. ft. of 4mm 
Sunrise Silver Metallic II & Custom Nissan Red
Year of Installation: 2003
Fabricator: Sobotec, Ltd., 
Elward Construction Co.
Attachment Method: Sobotec SL2000 rainscreen system

Dealerships Reflect Brand Vision With Alucobond® Material

As part of the new brand vision making Nissan a global force in the automotive marketplace, Nissan dealerships throughout North America are being updated.

Alucobond Material is an upfront presence in that change. Two sheets of .020″ aluminum bonded to a thermoplastic core, Alucobond Material is an aluminum composite material (ACM) found increasingly in automotive dealerships – due to the combination of properties that make it a high-performance material with an image that relates well to the dealership environment.

Vanderbilt University

Project Name: Vanderbilt University
Project Location: Nashville, Tennessee
Alucobond Materials: 32,600 sq. ft of 4mm
 ALUCOBOND® Plus in custom 
white and grey colors
Year of Installation: 2002, 2003
Architect: William Wilson Architects
, Boston, MA
Fabricator: John W. McDougall Co.
, Nashville, TN
Sub Contractor / Erector: Alexander Metals, Inc., 
Nashville, TN

Sophisticated Vision for Vanderbilt Project

A new, high-rise collaborative research building at Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, combines biology, molecular biology and medical research — to encourage interaction between diverse disciplines. This project, the Biological Sciences/ Medical Research Building III, includes 260,000 sq. ft. of new construction; renovation of a previously existing 85,000-sq.-ft. laboratory; a 6,000 sq. ft. greenhouse; and a 9-story atrium. The architecture that helps facilitate this sophisticated, interdisciplinary vision draws on design that is innovative, yet responsive to the distinguished heritage of the institution.