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Corporate Hangar Facility, Loveland, Colo.

Chris Aronson, project manager at Vaught Frye Larson Architects, says unlike other cladding materials, metal allowed them to economically cover a large amount of space. "Metal gives the building a clean, sleek look," he says. "The hangar facility's design is a fantastic example of what can be achieved with this versatile material."

The project utilized more than 28,000 square feet of 22-gauge, 18-inch Magna-Loc standing seam roof panels in Ash Grey from Metal Sales Manufacturing Corp. A combination of 22-gauge T5 wall panels installed horizontally and TLC-1 wall panels installed vertically in Mistique Plus and Ash Grey continue the hangar's modern aesthetic. The interior walls are clad with 22-gauge TLC-1 wall panels in Linen White.

The connecting three-story office building features TLC-1 soffit panels on the horizontal lower edge of the curved Magna-Loc roof, and mechanical equipment is concealed with a mechanical screen featuring T5 panels in Mistique Plus to blend with the structure's façade.

Metal Sales provided more than 6,500 square feet of customized TL-17 panels in Dark Bronze for the fascia of the hangar and office building. Metal Sales produced custom TL-17 panels with 10-inch coverage to allow full panels to be installed for the 30-inch fascia. The standard coverage of the TL-17 panel is 12 inches.

Chris Herron, sales representative at B & C Steel Corp., the metal building manufacturer for the project, says they have had a long-term relationship with Metal Sales. "Their technical and sales support teams go above and beyond to make sure that each project goes as smoothly as possible," he says. Photography by Raul J. Garcia.

General contractor: Brinkman Construction, Fort Collins, Colo.

Architect: Vaught Frye Larson Architects, Fort Collins

Metal building system/installer: B & C Steel Corp., Gering, Neb., www.b-csteel.com

Metal roof and wall panels: Metal Sales Manufacturing Corp., Louisville, Ky., www.metalsales.us.com