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School’s Natural Color Palette of ALUCOBOND® Plus Cladding Addresses Sensory Needs of Special Education Students

Project Name Quora Education Center
Location Little Canada, MN
ALUCOBOND® Natural Rusted Metal, Natural Chestnut, Spectra Ocean, and Spectra Amazon
Architects Lawal Scott Erickson (LSE)
General Contractor Kraus-Anderson Construction Co.
Fabricator/Installer Atomic Architectural Sheet Metal, Inc.
Photography Mark Kempf

The new Quora Education Center in Little Canada, Minn., celebrated its grand opening in August 2018 as the latest educational facility in Minnesota's Northeast Metro 916 Intermediate School District designed specifically to address the sensory needs of students receiving special education services.

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Apartment Residents Live In Full Color With Gleaming Alucobond® Spectra Color-Shifting Cladding

© Mark Kempf
Project NameExo Apartments
LocationReston, VA
AlucobondSpectra Ocean
ArchitectsR2L: Architects, PLLC
General Contractor John Moriarty & Associates of Virginia, LLC
Fabricator/InstallerCustom Walls & Windows, Inc.
Photography© Mark Kempf Photography

Marketing materials for the Exo apartments – which feature a gleaming contemporary façade – encourage residents to “live in full color” in this 457-unit multi-family residential community that opened in July 2018. Located in Reston, Va., Exo residents live less than 25 miles from Washington, D.C.

Consisting of two identical 16-floor towers connected with a single-story reception-area link building, the 530,000-square foot Exo is clad in ALUCOBOND® PLUS aluminum composite material in the Spectra Ocean color-shifting finish by 3A Composites USA. The ALUCOBOND® Spectra was selected as a complementary building material to the Exo’s color-changing smart glass technology that adjusts window tint to allow optimal natural light in.

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