Horizontal lines streamline new Florida school’s appearance

The northwest portion of Escambia County, Fla., is experiencing a population boom that has pushed the county’s namesake school district toward its own construction boom. The recently opened Beulah Middle School is one of several new facilities in the district’s lineup. The $44 million school’s exterior presents a clean-lined, forward-thinking image – which carries through [Read More]

Metal adds low country style and coastal protection to luxury apartments

Residents of the new Bridgeside at Patriots Point apartment development in Charleston, S.C., have some pretty dramatic skyline views, thanks to their location at the foot of the striking Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge. At a, perhaps, more modest level, the upscale development’s three 5-story buildings, arranged courtyard style, also create a skyline of their own. [Read More]

Friday night lights illuminate an updated metal-clad stadium

It’s no secret that Friday night lights shine brightly over high school football in Texas – but, increasingly, high school soccer is drawing big crowds, too. That popularity helped lead Sulphur Springs High School in Sulphur Springs, Texas, to undertake a major remodeling of its Gerald Prim Stadium. The project was part of a larger [Read More]

Historic bank gets a new metal roof worthy of its heritage

The Hyde Park Bank building, located in Chicago’s Hyde Park neighborhood, was the largest bank building outside of the city’s Loop business district when it opened in 1929, and it remains a landmark today. A 2005 renovation of the bank’s immense, marble-lined banking hall by Florian Architects of Chicago won a National Honor Award from [Read More]

Metal panels help 50-year-old school shed decades of aging in $25 million makeover

Stratford Landing Elementary School has been an anchor in its Alexandria, Va., neighborhood for decades since it first opened its doors in 1964. While renovations had been made over the years, administrators with the Fairfax County Public Schools determined the facility was ready for a major makeover in 2015. Construction on the $25 million project [Read More]

Metal roof’s advantages are elementary in Alabama school’s reroofing effort

When schools embark on making capital improvements, ensuring those projects won’t come with ongoing maintenance bills is a big concern. Getting a bond issue passed or receiving another significant form of one-time financing can be easier than adding another ongoing expense to an already tight budget. This is why many schools turn to metal roofing [Read More]

Metal roof adds pleasing form to function of Florida utility facility

Electric utilities and their line workers depend on a range of vehicles to keep power flowing and to return service to customers when outages occur. This means the buildings used to store and maintain those vehicles can be critical to operational efficiency. As a new purpose-built maintenance facility for Gulf Power’s Panama City, Fla., operations [Read More]

PAC-CLAD panels streamline both design and schedule for Georgia senior center

The otherwise flat roof of the Lawrenceville Senior Center in Lawrenceville, Ga., features two sweeping arches – one over each of the building’s two wings – that act as a counterpoint to the building’s highly angular façade. A desire to maintain the arches’ sleek, streamlined appearance was critical in the architects’ selection of Petersen’s Tite-Loc [Read More]

Metal roof and wall panels showcase new library’s up-to-date capabilities

Libraries designed and built today have a mission that extends far beyond book lending, as the recently opened Madison Public Library in Madison, Ala., proves. This new 25,000-sq.-ft. facility offers room for events ranging from musical performances to makerspace demonstrations, and it’s sized to serve the expanding community of 55,000 residents located in the Huntsville, [Read More]

Traditional metal roof adds local flavor to new N.C. sports medicine facility

Staff members at Randolph Health Medical Group, serving residents of Asheboro, N.C., and the surrounding area, pride themselves on a creating a personal connection with their patients – and that human touch shows through in the design of their new Health Orthopedics and Sports Medicine facility. The building’s low lines and overhanging eaves are topped [Read More]