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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 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 Helps Architects Push Design Boundaries At VanDusen Botanical Garden Visitor Centre

Project Name: VanDusen Botanical Garden Visitor Centre
Project Location: Vancouver, British Columbia
Alucobond Materials: 12,000 sq. ft. 4mm Alucobond naturAL
Custom Plain Mill Finish
Year of Installation: 2011
Architect: Perkins+Will Canada
Fabricator/Installer: Keith Panel Systems Co. Ltd.
Vancouver, British Columbia
General Contractor: Ledcor Group of Companies
Vancouver, British Columbia
Images: Raymond Chan, Photomedia Canada

When design of the VanDusen Botanical Garden Visitor Centre was awarded to Perkins+Will Canada in late 2007, architects were challenged to create a building that not only would increase visibility for and attract more visitors to the approximately 54-acre internationally recognized garden in downtown Vancouver, British Columbia, but also meet the highest goals in sustainable building design.

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

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.

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

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.

Stony Brook University Residence Halls, Student Center Focused On Future With Modern ALUCOBOND PLUS Cladding

Project Name: Stony Brook University Residence Halls
Project Location: Stony Brook, New York
Alucobond Materials: 100,000 sq. ft., 4mm Alucobond Plus
Custom Birch, Flag Red, SUNY Orange, Bone White, Custom Arabian Blue, Cadet Gray
Year of Installation: 2010
Architect: Goshow Architects of New York
Fabricator/Installer: Kenneth J. Herman, Inc., Amityville, N.Y.
General Contractor: J. Kokolakis Contracting Inc., Bohemia, N.Y.
Images: Taylor Crothers Photography

As part of The State University of New York (SUNY), Stony Brook University on Long Island’s north shore, is part of the nation’s largest and most comprehensive state university system, which web site states “ is committed to providing quality education at an affordable price.”  So, when new residence halls recently were required to meet the needs of Stony Brook’s fast-growing student population, both budget and time constraints played important roles in the buildings’ architectural design.