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Honda Dealership Showcases Signature Design Clad In Alucobond

Project Name: Clark Knapp Honda Automotive Dealership
Project Location: Pharr, Texas
Alucobond Materials: Custom Honda Motor Co. Blue, Sunrise Silver, Bone White
Year of Completion: 2014
Architect: Boultinghouse Simpson Gates Architects, Inc.
Design Company: Interbrand Design Forum
Fabricator: Bowman Distributing Co.
Images: Bob Simpson courtesy of Boultinghouse Simpson Gates Architects

The new Clark Knapp Honda auto dealership in Pharr, Texas, celebrated its grand opening June 18 in a facility that incorporates the American Honda Motor Co.’s Generation 3 prototype dealership architectural design, including an expansive two-story showroom.

Rusnak Mercedes

Project Name: Rusnak Mercedes
Project Location: Arcadia, California
ALUCOBOND PLUS Materials: 6,160 sq. ft. of 4mm Champagne Metallic
Year of Installation: 2005
Architect: FMG Architects, Oakland, CA
Fabricator: GES Sheet Metal, Pomona, CA
Attachment Method: 1-1/4” deep hat sub-section and contrasting,
darker silicone sealant

High-Performance Identity at Rusnak Mercedes

Rusnak Auto Group wanted a “high-tech,” high-performance identity for its new Arcadia, CA dealership – an identity compatible with the fine Mercedes automobiles available there. To help project the desired image, Alucobond® Material by 3A Composites USA Inc. was chosen for architectural signage as well as exterior cladding of the auto dealership itself.

Regal Cinema

Project Name: Regal Cinema
Project Location: Crocker Park, Ohio
ALUCOBOND PLUS Materials: 3,000 sq. ft. of  4mm Silver Metallic
Year of Installation: 2005
Architect: Bialosky + Partners, Cleveland, OH
Fabricator: Royalton Architectural Fabrication Inc., North Royalton, OH
Installer: Carroll Glass & Maintenance Co., Cleveland, OH
Attachment Method: Royaltech 3000 dry joint rain screen system

Cinema Marquee Shines and Relates

The cinema marquee at the Regal Cinema in Crocker Park, OH, (reference Westlake, OH) shines with its neon and lighted signage reflecting off its tasteful, sophisticated terraced tower of Alucobond® composite metal panels. The marquee was designed to be “reminiscent of the Art Deco style of the 1920s and ’30s,” according to Paul Deutsch, AIA, Principal of Bialosky + Partners Architects of Cleveland, Ohio. The marquee draws attention, and movie fans, to the cinema as a diverse mix of other materials — including stucco, GRC (glass fiber reinforced cement), brick, and glass – add to the building’s visual interest. Retail storefronts in Crocker Park are designed to the needs of each tenant, while the overall design aesthetic results in “an exciting urban street level experience.”

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.

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.

St. Louis Acura

Project Name: St. Louis Acura
Project Location: St. Louis, Missouri
ALUCOBOND Materials: 3,300 sq. ft. of Champagne Metallic;
1,000 sq. ft. of Spire Blue II
Year of Installation: 2002
Design/Build Firm: Caress-Weber Inc., St. Louis, MO
Distributor: Universe Corporation, St. Louis, MO
Attachment Method: Universe 2000

Dave Mungenast St. Louis Acura

A driver on busy Manchester Road in the St. Louis suburb of Manchester, Missouri, could easily be drawn to the new Dave Mungenast St. Louis Acura dealership — in spite of many distractions. The traffic is heavy, competition from other retail outlets is intense, and a cluttered visual field requires compelling brand identification. Fortunately, the design of the dealership is compelling.