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Hotel’s Renovated Porte Cochere Greets Guests with Origami-Like Sculptural Façade Clad In ALUCOBOND® PLUS Spectra Color-Shifting Finish

A unique, glistening origami-like sculptural façade greets guests arriving at a Los Angeles airport hotel via its newly renovated Porte Cochere.

Tasked with transforming the dark, dated façade of the original 1980s-era hotel arrival tunnel, Houston/Tyner, a professional architectural corporation based in Torrance, Calif., wanted to create “a showcase for the boulevard” with the nearly 300-foot long 14,950 square-foot Porte Cochere that spans the entire length of the hotel, according to Russel Tyner, AIA, NCARB, principal architect, Houston/Tyner.

Undulating ALUCOBOND® Plus ‘Fins’ Reflect Water Movement, Reduce Glare in Energy-Efficient Riverfront Office Building

The new Chicago flagship operation of logistics provider C.H. Robinson opened its doors to employees in August 2018 as the first anchor tenant in the new Lincoln Yards revitalization development near the Lincoln Park neighborhood of Chicago.

Elementary School Renovated For Union Headquarters Features Sleek, Light-Filled Design Clad In ALUCOBOND PLUS ACM

Members of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 134 in Chicago celebrated the grand opening of their new headquarters and union hall in May 2018 – a renovation project that has been described in glowing terms that are reflective not only of the building’s light-filled architectural design but of its significant impact on the surrounding Bronzeville neighborhood revitalization.

Elementary School Blends Into Vancouver Urban Fabric With ALUCOBOND PLUS


Architecture can often become a product of its environment, responding to community needs while blending into an already established environment. In the case of Crosstown Elementary School, its creation was in response to Vancouver’s imminent need for more primary education facilities. The result is a four-story structure that blends seamlessly into the “urban fabric” of the Canadian cityscape.

SFO Airport Control Tower Clad in Alucobond Plus Welcomes Passengers With Lit-Torch Design

Photographer © John Swain

Project Name: San Francisco International Airport’s (SFO) airport traffic control tower
Project Location: San Francisco, CA
Alucobond Materials: Alucobond® Plus Custom SFO Silver
Design Architect: HNTB Corp.
Design Build Architect: Fentress Architects
Fabricator: Keith Panel Systems Co. Ltd.
Installer: Pacific Erectors
General Contractor: Hensel Phelps Construction Co.
Structural Engineer: Walter P Moore
Photography: Daniel Lunghi Photography, John Swain Photography

Design of San Francisco International Airport’s (SFO) new airport traffic control tower not only was focused on functional goals – including meeting the strictest seismic event standards, offering maximum sightlines and accommodating state-of-the-art electronics – it also needed to serve as an iconic airport symbol.