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Apartment Residents Live In Full Color With Gleaming Alucobond® Spectra Color-Shifting Cladding

© Mark Kempf
Project NameExo Apartments
LocationReston, VA
AlucobondSpectra Ocean
ArchitectsR2L: Architects, PLLC
General Contractor John Moriarty & Associates of Virginia, LLC
Fabricator/InstallerCustom Walls & Windows, Inc.
Photography© Mark Kempf Photography

Marketing materials for the Exo apartments – which feature a gleaming contemporary façade – encourage residents to “live in full color” in this 457-unit multi-family residential community that opened in July 2018. Located in Reston, Va., Exo residents live less than 25 miles from Washington, D.C.

Consisting of two identical 16-floor towers connected with a single-story reception-area link building, the 530,000-square foot Exo is clad in ALUCOBOND® PLUS aluminum composite material in the Spectra Ocean color-shifting finish by 3A Composites USA. The ALUCOBOND® Spectra was selected as a complementary building material to the Exo’s color-changing smart glass technology that adjusts window tint to allow optimal natural light in.

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Manufacturing Site Renovated Into State-of-the-Art Educational Facility Reflects School’s Identity With Alucobond ACM Custom Colors

Alucobond, STC Technology Campus, EGV Architects, Bowman Distributing, Photography John Faulk

Project Name: South Texas College (STC) Technology Campus expansion
Project Location: McAllen, Texas
Alucobond Materials: Alucobond 4mm ACM Custom STC Green, Custom STC Violet, Silver Metallic
Architects EGV Architects
Project Management: Broaddus & Associates
General Contractor: E-Con Group, LLC
Fabricator/Installer: Bowman Distributing Co.
Photography: John Faulk, courtesy of 3A Composites USA, "Before" image courtesy of EGV Architects
South Texas College (STC) officially opened its Technology Campus expansion in McAllen, Texas, in January 2018 with a unique ribbon-cutting ceremony in which college officials wielded a blow torch to cut a steel ribbon created by welding students. READ MORE