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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.

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.

Mission Hospital Patient Care Tower

Project Name: Mission Hospital Patient Care Tower
Project Location: Mission Viejo, California
Alucobond Materials: 8,000 sq ft 4mm custom Rose Metallic
23,000 sq ft 4mm Bone White
44,000 sq ft 4mm Silver Metallic
Year of Installation: 2009
Architect: RBB Architects, Inc., Los Angeles, CA
Fabricator: Keith Panel Systems (KPS) Co., Ltd.North Vancouver, BC, Canada
Installer: Tower Glass, Inc.
General Contractor: McCarthy Building Companies, Inc.
Newport Beach, CA
Images: Barrie Rokeach, Aerial/Terrestrial Photography

Mission Hospital Patient Care Tower Clad in Alucobond® ACM to Reflect Advanced Technology Inside and Out

The new $153-million 94,000-square-foot Patient Care Tower at Mission Hospital in Mission Viejo, Calif., opened in November 2009 featuring state-of-the-art technology in advanced imaging and diagnostic services as well as patient- and family-centered care.

Family Eye & ENT Center

Project Name: Family Eye & ENT Center
Project Location: Willmar, Minnesota
ALUCOBOND PLUS Materials: 15,200 sq. ft. 4mm Custom Blue,
5,600 sq.ft. 4mm Silver Metallic
Year of Installation: 2005
Architect: Eckert and Wordel, Kalamazoo, MI
Fabricator: Unlimited Image, Inc., Burnsville, MN
Installer: Specialty Systems, Inc., Burnsville, MN
Attachment Method: Rout and Return Wet Seal

Owners create regional focal point with contemporary building design

When the physician-owners of Family Eye Center first envisioned building a new regional center in Willmar, Minn., offering a total package of eye care services – from yearly eye examinations to LASIK and cataract surgery, treatment of eye diseases, fashion and budget eye ware, and contact lens fitting – they wanted the building’s architectural design to stand out.

Alaska Psychiatric Institute

Project Name: Alaska Psychiatric Institute
Project Location: Anchorage, Alaska
ALUCOBOND PLUS
Materials:
9,917 sq. ft. of 4mm Silver Metallic
Year of Installation: 2005
Architect: Koonce Pfeffer Bettis, Inc., Anchorage
Fabricator: KPS, Vancouver, Canada
Installer: Bucher Glass, Fairbanks
Attachment Method: KPS rain-screen systems A and C
Images: Ken Graham Photography

Alucobond® Material Crowns New Psychiatric Hospital

The new Alaska Psychiatric Institute (API) in Anchorage, which opened for patients in July of 2005, is a visually engaging symbol of sophisticated psychiatric treatment and architectural success.

Grossmont Hospital

Project Name: Sharp Grossmont Hospital
Project Location: La Mesa, California
ALUCOBOND Materials: 25,000 sq. ft. of Champagne Metallic
Year of Installation: 2004
Architect: The Design Partnership, San Francisco, CA
Fabricator/Installer: Center Glass Co., La Mesa, CA
Attachment Method: System CGD-2000 dry joint system

New Sharp Grossmont Hospital Center is High-Tech

Sharp Grossmont Hospital, La Mesa, CA opened phase one of its new Emergency and Critical Care Center in fall 2004 – “one of the most technologically advanced emergency and intensive care facilities in the nation,” according to hospital officials. The new Center is high-tech in appearance, too, with its gleaming exterior cladding of Alucobond® and Alucobond® Plus materials in Champagne Metallic finish. The five-story addition utilized more than 25,000 sq. ft. of the aluminum composite materials (ACM) manufactured by the Benton, KY plant of 3A Composites USA Inc. The materials were distributed, fabricated and installed by Center Glass Co. of La Mesa, CA, which also handled the glass work at the hospital. The Alucobond materials were attached using the System CGD-2000 dry joint system by Center Glass Co.