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Case Study: One Henry Adams- Multi-Family Residence Structure in Design District South San Francisco

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One Henry Adams- Multi-Family Residence Structure in Design District South San Francisco



Location: 1 Henry Adams St, San Francisco, CA 94103
Profiles: A-12-0, Morzip
Substrate: Zinc


Building a new structure that spans an entire 1.65 acre block in a historical neighborhood like Showplace Square is no easy task. Instead of trying to mimic a 100 year old building, BAR Architects went with a simple design for One Henry Adams, a multi-family residential and retail structure owned by Equity Residential. One Henry Adams features clean lines composed of building materials like zinc, steel, brick, timber, and glass that give the buildings urban character while preserving the historical essence of the surrounding neighborhood. The $164.4M project located in the Design District of South San Francisco opened to residents in November 2016. It consists of two buildings separated by a public walkway with art structures and garden spaces intended to integrate the residents with the neighborhood community…

Case Study: Ent Center for the Arts at a University of Colorado- Colorado Springs

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Ent Center for the Arts at University of Colorado - Colorado Springs

Location:  5225 N Nevada Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80918 Profiles: MX-1.0,  Morin Flatsheet, F 12S Substrate: Galvalume 20 ga In August 2015, groundbreaking began for the new $60 million state-of-the-art performing arts center for University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. The center is named the Ent Center for the Arts after the university’s partnership with the Ent Federal Credit Union. The center is expected to open in January 2018 and house 4 different theaters along with other art spaces- the first 92,000 square foot structure capable of doing so. One of the challenges that dictated the design of the building was the strict acoustic engineering requirements for each theater.  The architects that worked on the design were New York based H3 Hardy Collaboration Architecture along with local Denver based Semple Brown Design. The general contractor J.E. Dunn was brought into the planning of the center 2 years before con…

George Steinbrenner Field, Brand New Yankees Spring Training Facility

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Morin Case Study: George Steinbrenner Field- Yankees Spring Training Facility Location: Tampa, FL
Architect: Populous, Kansas City, MO
Panel Profiles: SWL-16, F-12-0, F-12-3
Material: Galvalume, 20ga, 24ga Just in time for their next training season, the New York Yankee’s spring training facility in Tampa, Florida received a $40 million upgrade. The facility hasn’t had any major work done on it in a decade. What used to be a baseball field with the bare necessities- seats and a few concessions- is now an impressive stadium with new seats, cabanas, and a full concourse filled with interactive spaces. 
One of the new additions is a 2-story gift shop. It is easily spotted next to the George Steinbrenner Tribute statue, covered in long, straight, blinding white F-12 panels. There are approximately 9,700 sf of 20ga galvalume F-12 panels. The color is called Regal White. Even though some of the panels are almost 100 ft long, no oil canning is visible. What is visible is a giant Yankees top h…

Stainless Steel Panels for New Polypack HQ

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Polypack Inc.Pinellas Park, FLPanel profile: S-16 (11,000 sf)Stainless steel, 22gaArchitect: Wannemacher Jenson Architects









You might find it odd that adjacent to the Tampa Bay Automobile Museum is Polypack Inc. headquarters, a company that manufactures shrink wrapping equipment.  But it is actually fitting that the two are next to each other considering that cars and plastic were two major inventions of the early 1900's that sparked the industrial growth of the United States and continue to do so today. So much so, that Polpack Inc headquarters, founded in 1973, recently underwent an extension project incorporating Morin panels. 

Polypack Inc. uses stainless steel to manufacture all their machines which provide packaging solutions to companies all over the world ranging from beverage companies to cosmetic companies. It's no wonder why then, WJ Architects selected stainless steel as the material for the exterior panels of their expansion. There is no coating on the stainless s…

Award Winning Stanford Central Energy Facility

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Stanford Central Energy FacilityZGF ArchitectsPanel profiles: F-12 (30,000 sf) perforated and nonperforated35.45% OA 1/4 x 5/32 20.85% OA .0326 x 5/32 11.82% OA .433 x 5/32 W-12 (16,000 sf) perforated and nonperforated Aluminum, stainless steel
Stanford University’s new Central Energy Facility is transforming the university into a leader of clean and efficient energy production. The facility uses progressive energy production technologies like solar panels and a heat-recovery system to power the campus. Replacing a fossil-fuel based plant, the facility will cut carbon emissions by 68%, fossil fuel use by 65% and water use by 15%. It will eliminate 150,000 tons of CO2 emissions annually and is expected to save $425 million over 35 years. (Source: https://www.zgf.com/project/stanford-university-central-energy-facility/). But not only is the facility impressive in it’s function, it is also impressive by architectural standards.




In 2017 the Stanford Central Energy Facility was honored by the A…

Project Profile - Guilford HS

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Project Name: Guilford High School
Panel Profile: SLR-10,12,16 24ga
Bare copper 20,000 sf
Architect: Tai Soo Kim Partners

When it was time for Guilford High School to receive a complete makeover, the school board contacted the architects at Tai Soo Kim Partners for design ideas.

They wanted the walls to be made up of metal panels with varying widths and sleek standing seam appearance. They decided on Morin’s SLR panel profile with 10, 12, and 16 inch widths using bare copper metal.


The major challenge during installation was meeting the required wind loading for the copper panels. The clip spacing is 1’0” oc. When the panels first went up, they oil-canned excessively.

Morin Sales rep Wes Bonney states that it actually “brought some real life and character to the wall”. We have pictures of the panels right after installation and after three years of aging. The aging process gave the panels a natural rusty look with beautiful weather spots and copper accents. The oil canning is not apparen…

Panels Provide Balance

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MORIN products set New Balance headquarters in motionBRISTOL, Conn. During the planning stages of the company’s new office headquarters, Jim and Anne Davis, owners of New Balance Athletic Shoe Inc., insisted on a building that reflected what their company was all about: speed, motion and high performance. A variety of panel products from Morin, A Kingspan Group Company, aided the design team in achieving those goals. “It was a fun project, a great project,” says Mark Sardegna, AIA, LEED AP, vice president of Elkus Manfredi Architects in Boston. “We were approached by Jim Davis and his wife Anne to help design their fourth headquarters building since the 70s, all in this neighborhood. They are very committed to the Brighton Landing neighborhood and have transformed their company into a huge success. They’re not Nike, they’re not Reebok, but they’re one of the best and they have the only American-made products among those companies. That’s a big deal for them.” Sardegna said the form…