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Crocs store, New York City

TPG Architecture LLP specified 4,341 square feet of Mitsubishi Plastics Composites America Inc.'s 4-mm ALPOLIC/fr fire-retardant, aluminum composite material panels with Valspar Corp.'s Valflon coating for a Crocs brand shoe store.TPG Architecture LLP specified 4,341 square feet of Mitsubishi Plastics Composites America Inc.'s 4-mm ALPOLIC/fr fire-retardant, aluminum composite material panels with Valspar Corp.'s Valflon coating for a Crocs brand shoe store. The shoe-like storefront design features Croc's trademark bright colors with backlit, clear globes and a set of the company's characteristic ventilation holes.

Mike Dell'Olio, sales and marketing manager at Kenneth J. Herman Inc., the fabricator and installer, says the 13,000-square-foot project required extensive customization. Kenneth J. Herman worked with an electrician to install the light fixtures and assemble paneling to fit each globe light blub. Dell'Olio gave the Pantone value to Valspar's laboratory to match the coating to Crocs' green brand color. "It's a crazy design, very conceptual in nature," he says.

General contractor: CJS Builders, New York City
Architect: TPG Architecture LLP, Roseville, Calif.
Fabricator/installer: Kenneth J Herman Inc., Amityville, N.Y., www.kennethjhermaninc.com
Aluminum composite material: ALPOLIC by Mitsubishi Plastics Composites America Inc., Chesapeake, Va., www.alpolic-americas.com
Coatings: Valspar Corp., Minneapolis, www.valsparcoilextrusion.com