Library’s iconic silo reflects local farming history en route to LEED Silver status

The new Milton Library in Milton, Ga., is a 25,000 sq. ft. building designed to the local vernacular associated with the area’s agrarian and equestrian history. Part of the Atlanta Public Library System, the building’s green design and sustainability features were priorities for the project, which has attained LEED Silver certification. A major design component [Read More]

Orthodontics facility’s modern design outside reflects progressive medicine inside

 The strikingly modern Hicks Orthodontics facility now brings comprehensive dental care to an underserved rural location in East Tennessee. Located in Lenoir City, the owners of the dental practice wanted the new 6,800 sq. ft. building to respect the warmth of the rural context while providing a progressive image that aligned with their vision. Architectural [Read More]

Tiny chapel’s metal skin helps bring hope to homeless

The disabled and chronically homeless in Central Texas receive affordable, sustainable housing and support through Community First! Village, a 27-acre, master planned community. The community operates thanks in part to donations from numerous businesses and individuals, including Petersen, which donated architectural metal products to the community’s tiny but significant Hope Chapel. Gerard D’Arcy, project architect [Read More]

Three buildings united as one with perforated metal façade

The new Falcon Boxing Gym in Glenview, Ill., combines the gut rehab of an existing 12,000 sq. ft. warehouse with 30,000 sq. ft. of additions to create a premier professional boxing gym, indoor soccer training field and cardio/weight training facility. The design, created by Filoramo Talsma Architecture in Chicago, required the demolition of a portion [Read More]

New “outpost” of Atlanta Botanical Garden includes metal roof

The Atlanta Botanical Garden has expanded to include an “outpost” location in Gainesville, Ga., about an hour and a half north of the Garden’s home in midtown Atlanta. The newly opened Smithgall Woodland Garden is sited on a rural 168 acres and is destined to become one of the largest and most diverse gardens in [Read More]

Multi-level metal roof is easy to install on credit union

The opening of the new Public Employees Credit Union branch in Round Rock, Texas, marks the credit union’s sixth location throughout the state. The 3,900 sq. ft. facility presents a substantial yet inviting, contemporary image to the community and customers alike. The roof design includes numerous levels and planes that cover the offices and drive-thru [Read More]

Middle school with log cabin roots topped with PAC-CLAD

Ernest Ward Middle School in Pensacola, Fla., traces its heritage back to a log cabin schoolhouse built in 1896. Continuing to grow and evolve over the decades, the school’s new 85,000 sq. ft. building provides a much needed upgrade for the community and its 450 students. Construction of the new two-story structure took place as [Read More]

Wall panels deliver modern look for aging office building

Obviously in need of a facelift, the industrial office and warehouse space at 5201 Thatcher Road in Downers Grove, Ill., was transformed into a modern looking facility with the replacement of its aging cedar shake mansard façade. Petersen’s Precision Series wall panels accomplished the task. Approximately 4,800 sq. ft. of Petersen’s 24 gauge HWP wall [Read More]

Natural ventilation, daylight flood Wisconsin lake house with metal roof

Located less than 300 feet from Lake Michigan in Door County, Wisconsin, the 2,600 sq. ft. vacation home in Sturgeon Bay provides a “double green” retreat for its owners. The residence is located on a leafy, heavily wooded site, and the architectural design is extremely environmentally friendly. The residence offers an unobstructed view of Lake [Read More]

Sprawling energy-efficient Delaware DMV facility earns LEED Silver

“We had the flexibility to select any quality metal panel manufacturer. Our firm uses lots of metal on various projects and most clients are fairly budget-conscious. Petersen is a manufacturer we regularly look at and was the competitive bidder,” Holloway said. The facility boasts five different PAC-CLAD roof and wall products. Holloway credited the PAC-CLAD [Read More]