Cladding/Exterior Panels

Beauty That Goes all the Way Through

CF Mesa and CF Light Mesa insulated metal panels can be used as a monolithic wall assembly, with steel exterior and interior finished wall surfaces that sandwich a foamed-in-place polyurethane core. Peninsula Architects of Peninsula, Ohio, opted for the panels in its plans for food distributor Sima & Sons Produce, where they function as both exterior walls as well as interior walls for the company’s coolers. The walls are also exposed in some areas of the facility’s offices.


Spirited Siding

The Aspyre Collection from James Hardie combines two product lines to provide industry professionals with unlimited design possibilities. Aspyre Collection’s thick distinctive profiles of Artisan siding, paired with the smooth, geometric Reveal Panel System, allows architects and builders to create high-performing designs that range from traditional to ultra-modern.

Perfect Match

Non-Profit Facility Designs to Durability and Style

Westminster Neighborhood Services is a non-profit organization on the east side of Indianapolis that works with community partners to provide food and clothing to neighborhood families as well as children’s programs that meet nurturing, safety, educational and developmental needs. The 16,620-sq.-ft. facility, which also serves as a neighborhood adult soup kitchen, contains a computer lab, adult classroom, learning center, a store for basic needs and a dining hall.During the design phase of the facility, one of the main goals was to construct a building that would hold up over time and serve the community far into the future.


Get Stoned

New PLUS natural Terra Series aluminum-composite cladding finishes were inspired by iridescent stone. Introduced in Europe last year, the weather-resistant finishes create a sparkling appearance in daylight, creating the look of stone in a lightweight material.


Composite Clapboards

ICON composite cladding is formulated from a thermoset, polyurethane material that bears the appearance of natural wide-cedar planks while offering significant moisture, rot and insect resistance. The boards are lighter and more flexible than fiber cement or real cedar and are designed for easy installation. 

Create more dramatic aesthetics and plane changes by combining Intercept RZR panels with Intercept Entyre and Intercept LVLZ.

Looks Sharp

The Intercept RZR rainscreen system offers the option for sloped cladding panels at a depth of up to 4 in., and integrates easily with both Entyre and LVLZ Intercept systems to give designers greater flexibility to create dynamic exterior patterns. The panels are available for both vertical and horizontal applications, with zinc or aluminum substrates and in a broad array of colors.


Expressive Exteriors

Trespa Meteon is a versatile cladding panel that brings compelling aesthetic and colors to façade design. The decorative high-pressure compact laminate is comprised of a blend of natural fibers and thermosetting resins; it features an integral surface manufactured using Electron Beam Curing Technology. The Lumen collection includes eight colors with three enlivening finishes dubbed Diffuse, Specular and Oblique. Diffuse removes glossiness, reflection and texture for smooth, subdued appearance. Oblique provides matte and gloss surfaces echoing a natural patina or weathered look to the façade. Specular offers a reflective surface that adds drama with deep colors and gloss. They are currently a


Team Effort at Practice Facility

After holding practices in Deerfield, Ill. since 1992, the Chicago Bulls moved into their new Advocate Center practice facility in downtown Chicago in early 2015. Situated directly next door to the United Center—where the Bulls play their home games—the new practice facility eliminated what had previously been a half-hour commute for the players, coaches and team staff . Features such as two full-length basketball courts, media and weight rooms, a miniature barbershop, a hydrotherapy area, a kitchen-dining area and more, make the Advocate Center a first-class facility. The building also required a resilient building envelope due to Chicago’s seasonal weather changes. Exterior met

The new Whitney Museum of American Art designed by Renzo Piano, in collaboration with Cooper Robertson, presents art to its audience outside its walls. Placing art on the building façade is a sight-specifi c response to the museum that sits adjacent to the High Line in downtown Manhattan. Works of art anchored to the façades and outdoor terraces can be seen through low-iron glass as an extension of the galleries and provide museum visitors with dramatic views to the city.

Museum Façade a Calling Card to Patrons

Architect Cooper Robertson has embarked on a five-part series of white papers that examines the use of the façade of a museum and cultural institutions as an extension of a facility’s galleries. It is somewhat of a juxtaposition of art, as museum interiors typically maintain a set of tightly controlled lighting and humidity parameters in order to preserve artifacts. Shown here is the exterior terrace of the Whitney Museum by Renzo Piano Workshop that acts as an outdoor experience for parents and their young children to explore in the elements. Robertson explains the careful planning and detail that allows the façade to act as an outdoor gallery. Visit

LEDS highlight and shade the angles of the metallic exterior panels.

Science Center Goes for Industrial Look

Trying to mimic the tech theme of the Applied Science Center, exterior wall panels created the desired industrial feel look while adding excitement to the campus. Metal panels are the ideal choice when technology is the driving force of a building’s purpose and design. For the community college, the dimension of the panels—along with the color selection— speak to the high-tech work going on inside.