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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.

Alucobond NaturAL Meets Unique Design Twist At Sustainable 2010 Winter Olympic Village

Project Name: Southeast False Creek Olympic Village
Project Location: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Alucobond Materials: 77,000 sq ft 4mm Alucobond naturAL Brushed
Year of Installation: 2009
Architect: Nick Milkovich Architects
Fabricator/Installer: Keith Panel Systems Co., Ltd.Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
General Contractor: ITC Construction GroupVancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Images: Keith Panel Systems, Nick Milkovich Architects, Michael Elkan

Three architectural firms were challenged by the Vancouver Organizing Committee to design Millennium Water:  The Southeast False Creek Olympic Village in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, for its first use as a temporary home for many of the 2,600 athletes from 82 nations competing in the 2010 Winter Olympics. (The Olympic Games were held Feb. 12-28, 2010, in venues located throughout Greater Vancouver, as well as in the resort town of Whistler, British Columbia, where additional athletes were hosted.)  More permanently, Millennium Water was designed as a sustainable mixed-use residential and commercial community, incorporating not only environmental sustainability but social and economic sustainability goals as well.

Plaza Midtown, Atlanta

Project Name: Plaza Midtown, Atlanta
Project Location: Atlanta, Georgia
Alucobond Materials: 53,000 sq. ft. 4mm Alucobond Plus Material
Silver Metallic
Year of Installation: 2006
Architect: Smallwood, Reynolds, Stewart, Stewart & Associates, Inc., Atlanta
Fabricator/Installer: The Miller Clapperton Partnership, Austell, Georgia
Attachment Method: MCP System 100

Alucobond® Plus Material Gleams at Plaza Midtown

Opened in early 2006, The Plaza Midtown in Atlanta is a mixed-use development featuring residential condominiums in two 20-story towers, and 70,000 sq. ft. of neighborhood retail. The gleaming twin towers of Silver Metallic Alucobond® Plus Material and glass are located on a 3.3-acre site that covers an entire city block, from Eighth St. to Peachtree Place between Spring and West Peachtree Streets. Directly accessible to the I-75/I-85 connector, this is part of a dynamic area with market growth that is drawing urban professionals and development.

1600 Broadway Tower

Project Name: 1600 Broadway Tower
Project Location: New York City, NY
ALUCOBOND PLUS Materials: 68,000 Ft² of 4mm Custom Whale Gray
Attachment Method: Rout & Return
Year of Installation: 2006
Architect: SLCE Architects, LLP
Fabricator/Installer: Kenneth J. Herman, Inc., Amityville, NY
Construction: Turner Construction Co.

Alucobond® ACM Clads Broadway Tower

Tradition holds that there’s nothing quite like celebrating New Year’s Eve as the ball drops in New York City’s Times Square. For any number of residents of 1600 Broadway on the Square, a new 25-story residential condominium and retail tower located on the northern end of the bustling Times Square district, savoring the celebration is as easy as walking out onto their own private balconies. 

RiverView II, Chicago

Project Name: RiverView II
Project Location: Chicago, Illinois
ALUCOBOND PLUS Materials: 48,000 sq. ft. of 4mm Custom Duranar Green
Year of Installation: 2005
Architect: DeStefano and Partners, Ltd., Chicago
Fabricator: Sobotec Ltd., Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Installer: Arcadia Products Inc., Northbrook, Illinois
Attachment Method: Sobotec SL-1000 caulked system

Alucobond Plus Material accents RiverView II, a luxury condominium tower on the north bank of the Chicago River overlooking Lake Michigan. With a final completion date of April 2005, RiverView II connects to a previously constructed, and smaller, first phase tower.