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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…

Edgy Look!

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MORIN panels, screen help vocational school present ‘edgier’ look

New facility reflects teachings of various programs being taught inside
BRISTOL, Conn. (August 10, 2016) – Desoto County (Miss.) Schools wanted to create a learning environment for its future vocational student population with a goal of strengthening work force development in the region. Morin, a Kingspan Group Company, provided a multitude of profiles for the new 58,000 square foot building that met the aesthetic goal of reflecting the work going on inside.

“The primary design goal was to create an innovative building design that helped student recruitment with an affordable budget,” says Michel Lebel, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP, of Allen & Hoshall of Memphis, Tenn. “Early in the programming phase, it was decided that the building would be used as a teaching tool to help promote some of the programs offered. Building materials, equipment and technologies were displayed in ways to help spark student interest.”

Among the progra…

Varina library

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Virginia library designed to mirror region’s traditional aesthetics

Morin roofing, wall panels featured on new 43,000 square foot facility

BRISTOL, Conn., May 9, 2017 – Choosing building materials reminiscent of the agricultural structures common to the region, the design of the Varina Area Library in Henrico, Va., blended wood and stone, as well as metal roofing and wall panels from Morin, A Kingspan Group Company.

“It was an attempt to reflect the buildings of the area,” says Kylan Shirley, AIA, of BCWH Architects of Richmond, Va. “It’s an area with a lot of barns, once dependent on agriculture, but it’s changing fast.”

The Varina Area Library is a new 43,000-square-foot facility on 22 acres of land in the rural, eastern section of Henrico County. It replaces a 6,000-square-foot building that served the area for more than 40 years.

The library was one of eight in the United States and Europe recently honored for its exemplary architecture and design. The annual Library Building Award is …