Terra cotta finishes present fresh look for Iowa Culinary Institute

Culinary_3775As a world-renowned program, the Iowa Culinary Institute (ICI) at Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) provides high-end culinary experiences and serves students, staff and visitors. Reflecting ICI’s reputation and revitalizing its facility for future growth and success, Shive Hattery Architecture + Engineering designed a fresh, contemporary look for the existing structure and its two additions.

Today, the updated building encompasses 34,000 square feet and features an attractive, modern façade that resembles terra cotta, but actually is aluminum. The specialty finish applied by Linetec to Dri-Design’s wall panel system mimics both the look and the feel of natural terra cotta.

Culinary_3522Attractive in Terra Cotta and Regatta
Shive Hattery found its inspiration in a building located to ICI’s west that used a true terra cotta tile. To achieve a similar aesthetic, Linetec applied three different colors of terra cotta finishes to Dri-Design’s 0.080-inch aluminum wall panels: Terra Cotta Armagnac, Terra Cotta Mountain and Terra Cotta True Penny. SGH Inc. installed these in a planned “random” pattern to further replicate the desired, natural look of stone.

In addition to the terra cotta textured finishes, Linetec painted 5,038 square feet of Dri-Design’s Shadow Series panels in Pewter and Regatta color mica coatings. The vibrant blue Regatta corresponds with the college’s brand identity.

Culinary_3734Easy Installation, Cost Effective
“The design team wanted to match that look with something that installed easily, was cost effective and has low maintenance,” explained Dri-Design.

Compared with true terra cotta, aluminum wall panels painted with Linetec’s terra cotta textured finish are a more economical option and delivered in a short lead-time. SGH Inc.’s installation team also appreciated the lighter weight of aluminum versus stone.

Using 70 percent PVDF resin-based coatings achieves the signature color and the highest levels of performance suitable for exterior architectural aluminum products. Like all 70 percent PVDF coatings applied by Linetec, the terra cotta finishes meet the requirements of the American Architectural Manufacturers Association’s standard AAMA 2605. Tested to exhibit outstanding resistance to humidity, color change, chalk, gloss loss and chemicals, these durable finishes need minimal maintenance to keep their intended appearance.

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Completed in the spring of 2016, ICI’s redesigned entryway, lobby and pre-banquet space set a tone complementary to gourmet dining experiences. The north addition houses the new million dollar mechanical equipment systems. The south addition provides additional classroom, office and conference room space, as well as 7,500 square feet for an indoor common space capable of hosting large-scale events.

“The Iowa Culinary Institute (ICI) at DMACC is a visual statement of a building,” said Paul Rathjen, architectural designer at Shive-Hattery. “Both the client and contractors were very satisfied. It’s crazy, but it’s cool. While visually it demonstrates a unique design, it’s really not that complicated. Everyone loves the color, and it pops from the street.”

Culinary_3962Rob Denson, DMACC President and CEO called the $5.5 million project “one of the most attractive and functional culinary facilities in the nation and a great place for our many guests to visit.”

Iowa Culinary Institute at Des Moines Area Community College; 2006 South Ankeny Blvd., Building 7, Ankeny, Iowa 50023; https://dmacc.edu/ici/

 

 

TERRA COTTA COATINGS for Architectural Aluminum

Terra Cotta wallTerra Cotta Paint Coatings Transcend Style
Linetec’s paint finish mimics the look and feel of natural terra cotta. The finish utilizes a 70% PVDF resin-based coating to achieve the highest levels of performance in an exterior environment and a texture additive to help replicate the natural feel of terra cotta.

 

Design Flexibility
Terra cotta offers a unique and attractive element to any building envelope. Aluminum wall panels painted with the terra cotta finish are lighter, can come in a large variety of shapes and sizes, and be delivered in a short lead time. Linetec’s terra cotta paint finishes are available in seventeen color and design choices.

Designing Architectural Elegance
While this paint finish cannot replicate all of the properties of terra cotta, we can offer a paint finish on wall panels that looks and feels like the real thing. As well as a cost that may better fit projects where terra cotta is desired, but cannot be afforded.

Terra Cotta Coatings Offer Long-Term Sustainability Backed By An Industry Leader
As a 70% polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) resin-based coating, terra cotta painted finish meets the requirements of the most stringent, high-performance specification standard, AAMA 2605. These architectural finishes are tested to exhibit outstanding resistance to humidity, color change, chalk, gloss loss and chemicals.

Where It’s Used
Terra cotta transcends style; it can be used as an intense accent or can be patterned into remarkable delicacy in any wall panel or rainscreen system.

What Are the Color Options
Terra cotta coatings are available in seventeen colors that mimic the natural look and feel of terra cotta. If a special color is needed for your project, contact Linetec for the possibility of custom terra cotta color match.

Terra-Cotta-Color-Rings4-smallHow to Specify
PVDF-based, AAMA 2605, fluoropolymer finish containing minimum 70% PVDF resin, three-coat terra cotta texture paint system [insert paint code].

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Linetec adds new hues to our Terra Cotta coating line

Terra-cotta-color-ring-webLinetec expands its palette of finish colors that mimic the look and feel of natural terra cotta to include 13 new hues. The finish utilizes a 70% PVDF resin-based coating to achieve the highest levels of performance in an exterior environment and a texture additive to help replicate the natural feel of terra cotta.

Adding to the four colors introduced last year, Linetec’s 17 faux terra cotta colors are:

Terra Cotta colors

TerraCotta-3colorselection“In addition, architects like that our faux terra cotta texture colors can be specified on a large variety of shapes and sizes, and on panels manufactured with recycled aluminum content. Compared with true terra cotta, our customers also save time and labor compared to waiting for European shipments and for the heavy, fragile material to be installed on site,” added Close.

As a 70% polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) resin-based coating, Linetec’s terra cotta painted finish meets the requirements of the American Architectural Manufacturers Association’s most stringent, high-performance specification standard, AAMA 2605-13. These architectural finishes are tested to exhibit outstanding resistance to humidity, color change, chalk, gloss loss and chemicals.

As an environmentally responsible finisher, Linetec safely captures and destroys the volatile organic compounds (VOCs) present in liquid paints at the factory before arrival on the building site. These industry-leading practices complement other green building choices and ensure a long-lasting, durable and sustainable finish.

For more information about our expanded palette of faux terra cotta texture colors and other finishing services, please call 888-717-1472, email sales@linetec.com or visit http://www.linetec.com.

Linetec to Exhibit at Glass Expo Northeast

Glass Expo NE logoLinetec will exhibit at Glass Expo Northeast™ 2015, a two-day architectural glass and related services event to be held April 23-24, 2015 at the Hyatt Regency Long Island Hotel in Hauppauge, N.Y.

On display will be examples of our aluminum curving capabilities and our newest Terra Cotta specialty finish as well as other architectural metal finishing services in Fluoropolymer (PVDF) paint, powder coat and eco-friendly anodize.  Stop and see us in booth #202

Glass Expo Northeast offers attendees education, personal attention from top suppliers in the industry and networking opportunities on an extensive tradeshow floor. The event is co-sponsored by the Long Island Glass Association, as well as USGlass, Architects’ Guide to Glass & Metal and Window Film magazines.

To register for the event, visit www.usglassmag.com/gene or call 540/720-5584, ext. 115.

Linetec mimics terra cotta’s look and feel in new painted finish

TerraCotta_166Linetec introduces a new paint finish to mimic the look and feel of natural terra cotta. The finish utilizes a 70% PVDF resin-based coating to achieve the highest levels of performance in an exterior environment and a texture additive to help replicate the natural feel of terra cotta.

“There is no doubt terra cotta wall panels have made a significant splash in the building façade market,” says Jon Close, Linetec’s vice president of sales and marketing. “Terra cotta offers a unique and attractive element to any building envelope. While this new finish cannot replicate all of the properties and design elements of terra cotta, we can offer a paint finish on wall panels that looks and feels like the real thing. And, we can do it at a cost that may better fit projects where terra cotta is desired, but cannot be afforded.”

In addition to affordability, Close also notes that aluminum wall panels painted with the terra cotta finish are lighter, can come in a large variety of shapes and sizes, and can be delivered in a shorter time frame. Furthermore, Linetec’s new paint is available in four color choices of terra cotta

As a 70% polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) resin-based coating, Linetec’s terra cotta painted finish meets the requirements of the American Architectural Manufacturers Association’s most stringent, high-performance specification standard, AAMA 2605-13. These architectural finishes are tested to exhibit outstanding resistance to humidity, color change, chalk, gloss loss and chemicals.”

As an environmentally responsible finisher, Linetec safely captures and destroys the volatile organic compounds (VOCs) present in liquid paints at the factory before arrival on the building site. These industry-leading practices complement other green building choices, such as using recycled aluminum content, and ensure a long-lasting, durable and sustainable finish.

For samples or more information about Linetec’s new terra coating paitned finish, and other services, please call 888-717-1472, email sales@linetec.com or visit www.linetec.com.

Visit Linetec at the AIA Expo Chicago

Please join us June 26-28 in Chicago for the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Expo. Among the exciting developments we’ll be showcasing in booth #4634 are:

curvedsqtubeStretch Forming by Linetec 

Whether its half-circles, eyebrows or Gothic arches, we can curve and finish your architectural aluminum products in one location to save time and retain the full finish warranty.

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Debuting at AIA, our new online color matching tool lets you choose an interactive “chip” from eight color families and order painted aluminum samples directly to your door.

 

Terra Cotta color finish 

Mimicking the look and feel of natural terra cotta wall panels, we now offer an economical alternative in a durable, painted 70% PVDF coating.

Linetec-ICU-From-Nurse's-StationAntimicrobial  coatings

For high-touch surfaces in hospitals and other important projects, choose our painted coatings infused with antimicrobial protection to inhibit the growth of stain and odor causing bacteria.

 

EMU Close Up-low resCopper Anodize finishes 

From distinctive, new construction projects to historic renovation projects, you can depend on our proprietary copper anodize to retain its bright copper color for many years to come.

 

LInetec Guide Spec3-Part Spec 

Ensure your finish delivers the look and performance you expect using the first-known, non-propriety “Section 05 0513 Shop Applied Coatings for Metal 3-part Guide Specification.”

 

AIA CES logoAIA/CES credits 

Earn up to 2.25 Learning Units with our AIA-approved online and in-person continuing education programs and new 15-minute, in-booth AIA Expo Chat.

 

As one of the nation’s largest paint and anodize finishers, our assortment of durable finishes may be requested as liquid coatings, powder coatings or as eco-friendly anodize for such products as aluminum windows, wall systems, doors, hardware and other architectural metal components. Learn more at www.Linetec.com and at AIA Expo booth #4634.