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University Hospitals Ahuja Medical Center Features Alucobond ACM In ‘Signature’ Design

Alucobond, University Hospitals Ahuja Medical Center, HKS, Photo by Black Marvin, Ohio

Project Name: University Hospitals Ahuja Medical Center
Project Location: Beachwood, Ohio
Alucobond Materials: 95,970 sq. ft. 4mm custom Ahuja Crystal
Year of Installation: 2011
Architect: HKS, Inc. Richmond, Virginia in collaboaration with Array Healthcare Facilities Solutions, Inc.
Fabricator: Royalton Architectural Fabrication, Inc., North Royalton, Ohio
Installer: Caroll Glass Co., Euclid, Ohio
General Contractor: Gilbane Building Co., Cleveland, Ohio
Images: Blake Marvin, HKS, Inc. and Royalton Architectural Fabrication
The new University Hospitals Ahuja Medical Center in Beachwood, Ohio, was designed not only to garner attention  as a modern “signature” building in this upscale southeastern Cleveland suburb but to incorporate an innovative theory of “evidence-based” design in which scientific research was incorporated to better serve patients and promote healing in a guest-centered environment. READ MORE


MassArt Residence Hall Designed As Boston Skyline Painting With Custom-Colored Alucobond Plus ACM

Alucobond Plus, MassArt Residence, ADD, Boston, Photo by Peter Vanderwarker

Project Name: Student Residence Hall at Massachusetts College of Art and Design (MassArt)
Project Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Alucobond Materials: 174,768 sq. ft., 4mm thickness 7 custom colors, 5 gloss levels
Year of Installation: 2012
Architect: ADD, Inc., Boston
Fabricator/Installer: Lymo Construction Co., Inc., Merrimack, N.H.
General Contractor: Suffolk Construction Co., Inc., Boston
Images: Peter Vanderwarker courtesy of MassArt
The practical goal of the new $61-million 21-story Student Residence Hall at Massachusetts College of Art and Design (MassArt) in Boston may have been to provide 145,600 square feet of on-campus accommodations for 493 students when it opens in the fall of 2012.  But the unique design of the new Residence Hall – which is clad in 5,500 Alucobond® Plus aluminum composite panels in seven custom colors that are dimensionally positioned with glass to invoke Gustav Klimt’s 1909 “Tree of Life” painting – has met an aesthetic goal to set the building apart on the Boston skyline and, thereby, create an idiosyncratic image for MassArt. READ MORE