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Alucobond Plus Helps Rush University Medical Center Tower Transform Chicago Skyline

Alucobond Plus, Rush University Medical Center, Hospital, Perkins + Will, Chicago, Photos by Robert R. Gigliotti

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. (more…)


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. (more…)