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Alucobond Names Herb Larsen Southwest District Sales Manager

3A Composites USA is pleased to announce that Herb Larsen has joined the Alucobond aluminum composite material (ACM) sales team as southwest district sales manager.

North Bergen, N.J., Housing Authority’s Hi-Rise Retrofit Shines With ALUCOBOND Spectra Colors

Project Name: Paul F. Cullum Tower
Project Location: North Bergen, New Jersey
Alucobond Materials: 117,000 sq.ft. 4mm
Eight Alucobond PLUS Spectra Colors
Platinum Mica Cool
Year of Installation: 2013
Architect: Lothrop Associates LLP, White Plains, N.Y.
Fabricator: Fairfield Metal, LLC, Fairfield, N.J.
General Contractor/Installer: Arco Construction, Inc., West Caldwell, N.J.
Images: Daniel Lunghi

The North Bergen, N.J., Housing Authority’s Paul F. Cullum Tower was built in 1972 to provide homes for low-income senior citizens and disabled individuals. While the 15-floor 200,000 square-foot tower still met its primary goal to provide 308 affordable apartments, its exterior façade constructed with a blue-and-white aluminum curtain-wall system set over reinforced concrete walls with exposed gray concrete columns had faded and looked utilitarian at best.

UNT’s Elite LEED-Platinum Apogee Stadium Clad With Recyclable Alucobond ACM

Project Name: University of North Texas’ (UNT) Apogee Stadium
Project Location: Denton, Texas
Alucobond Materials: 48,320 sq. ft. 4mm Sunrise Silver Metallic
1,334 sq. ft. 4mm Custom Mean Green
Year of Installation: 2011
Architect: HKS, Inc. – Dallas
Fabricator/Installer: NOW Specialties
Carrollton, Texas
General Contractor: Manhattan Construction
Co., Dallas
Images: Daryl Shields – HKS

The University of North Texas’ (UNT) Apogee Stadium – the first newly constructed collegiate football stadium in the nation to earn LEED Platinum certification – opened in Denton, Texas, in September 2011 as the new home of Mean Green football.

ALUCOBOND Helps McAllen, Texas, Public Library Shed ‘Big Box’ Image In Adaptive Reuse of Walmart Store

Project Name: McAllen, Texas, Public Library
Project Location: McAllen, Texas
Alucobond Materials: 15,000 sq. ft.
6mm Steel City Silver Mica
Year of Installation: 2011
Architect: Boultinghouse Simpson Gates Architects – McAllen, Texas
Fabricator/Installer: Bowman Distributing Co.
San Benito, Texas
General Contractor: Barcom Construction, Inc.
Corpus Christi, Texas
Images: John Gates, AIA, Bob Simpson, AIA, Nicole Gates

The new McAllen, Texas, Public Library – which opened on the site of a vacant Walmart in December 2011 – was envisioned by city officials from the start of architectural bidding to include environmentally friendly features. But, from the perspective of Boultinghouse Simpson Gates Architects in McAllen, no design could be more environmentally conscious than adaptively reusing the former “big box” retail store, saving approximately 130,000 square feet of building demolition debris from being sent to the local landfill.

Alucobond Plus Helps Rush University Medical Center Tower Transform Chicago Skyline

Project Name: Rush University Medical Center
Project Location: Chicago, Illinois
Alucobond Materials: 250,000 sq. ft. custom Spinnaker Bone White
17,000 sq. ft. custom Sunstorm Rum Pewter
Year of Installation: 2011
Architect: Perkins+Will, Chicago
Fabricator: Sobotec Ltd., Hamilton, Ontario
Installer: ASI Ltd.
(Previously of Whitestown, Ind.)
General Contractor: Powers/Jacob Joint Venture, Chicago
Images: Robert R. Gigliotti

The new 14-story $654-million hospital building at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, which is referred to as The Tower, stands out on the city’s skyline with a unique butterfly design and striking white exterior – both visual symbols of the medical center’s goal to transform healthcare delivery. Formable Alucobond® Plus aluminum composite material in the custom Spinnaker Bone White color was selected to realize the hospital’s shining, clean exterior image and its unique butterfly design.

Formable Alucobond ACM Clads Whimsical Children’s Atrium At Oklahoma University Medical Center

Project Name: Children’s Atrium at Oklahoma University Medical Center
Project Location: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Alucobond Materials: 46,739 sq. ft.
6mm Silver Metallic
200 sq. ft.
4mm Alucobond naturAL Brushed
Year of Installation: 2011
Architect: Miles Associates, Oklahoma City
Fabricator/Installer: Architectural Fabricators Co., Bartlesville, Oklahoma
General Contractor: Flintco, Inc., Oklahoma City
Images: Courtesy of University Hospitals Authority & Trust

The whimsically designed six-story Children’s Atrium at Oklahoma University (OU) Medical Center in Oklahoma City never lets viewers forget who it is there to serve – the youngest of patients who might just as well prefer to be playing with toys outdoors.  A flying kite – which serves as the Children’s Hospital at OU Medical Center logo – inspired the atrium’s overall design; and, the building’s striking curved roofline reflects the fluid movement of kite ribbons.