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Super flat metal cladding sparkles on Texas restaurant park


The Richardson Restaurant Park development in Richardson, Texas, offers patrons a single destination with multiple restaurant and dining options. Located on 5 acres where an aging motel once stood, a private/public partnership was created to redevelop the site.

Restaurant Park features seven restaurants with patio dining areas gathered around a lively central plaza that includes large fountains and enhanced landscaping. Key design elements of the buildings include attractive accent walls, overhangs and fascia clad with custom-fabricated Petersen .050” aluminum sheet material. Approximately 4,500 sq. ft. of the PAC-CLAD aluminum finished in Cool Color Silver was utilized.

Fabrication and installation of the custom panels was done by GNP Inc. in Forney, Texas. “GNP did a great job,” said Chris Headley, Petersen sales rep based out of the company’s Tyler, Texas, plant. “The cladding is unusually flat for sheet metal.” A thicker gauge aluminum was chosen to minimize oil-canning of the metal cladding.

Architectural design for the project was created by NCA Partners Architecture in Dallas.