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UNT’s Elite LEED-Platinum Apogee Stadium Clad With Recyclable Alucobond ACM

Alucobond, UNT Stadium, HKS, Texas, Photo by Daryl Shields

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. (more…)


Alucobond Helps McAllen, Texas, Public Library Shed ‘Big Box’ Image In Adaptive Reuse of Walmart Store

Alucobond, McAllen Public Library, Texas, Photos by John Gates, AIA

Project Name: McAllen, Texas, Public Library
Project Location: McAllen, Texas
Alucobond Materials: 15,000 sq. ft. 6mm Steel City Silver Mica
Year of Installation: 2011
Architect: Boultinghouse Simpson Gates Architects - McAllen, Texas
Fabricator/Installer: Bowman Distributing Co. San Benito, Texas
General Contractor: Barcom Construction, Inc. Corpus Christi, Texas
Images: John Gates, AIA, Bob Simpson, AIA, Nicole Gates
The new McAllen, Texas, Public Library – which opened on the site of a vacant Walmart in December 2011 – was envisioned by city officials from the start of architectural bidding to include environmentally friendly features. But, from the perspective of Boultinghouse Simpson Gates Architects in McAllen, no design could be more environmentally conscious than adaptively reusing the former “big box” retail store, saving approximately 130,000 square feet of building demolition debris from being sent to the local landfill. (more…)