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Sirna and Sons Produce, Ravenna, Ohio

Peninsula Architects created a modern and utilitarian design for Sirna and Sons Produce’s expansion. The firm blended multiple panel profiles and colors to blur the line between modern and industrial aesthetics. The building’s street-front façade is a focal point.

Nik Sirna, project manager and designer at Peninsula Architects, says, “The owners asked for their facility to look cutting-edge, modern and industrial, all while being functional and maintaining a budget. I tried to mix and match colors and panel types, wanted to miter the corners, and was intrigued by installing the panels horizontally to enhance the street presence.”

Janotta and Herner Inc. installed 23,123 square feet of Metl-Span's 4-inch, 26-gauge CF Flute insulated metal panels (IMPs) in Tundra, which have a ribbed look with vertical lines. It also installed 20,824 square feet of Metl-Span's 4-inch, 26-gauge CF Mesa IMPs in Igloo White and 8,660 square feet of Metl-Span's 4-inch, 26-gauge CF Light Mesa IMPs in Weathered Zinc, which have a lightly corrugated profile and flat appearance.

The IMPs provide temperature control for the cold storage facility. “The insulated panels are exposed on the interior and function as the interior cooler walls,” Sirna says. “This allowed for simple, one-time wall installation for both interior and exterior. The panels are also exposed in areas of the office enhancing the industrial aesthetic we were trying to achieve.”

The project added 43,000 square feet of refrigerated warehouse space and 12,000 square feet of office space to the company’s headquarters and distribution facility. Sirna and Sons Produce supplies fruits and vegetables from growers to restaurants, health care facilities, hotels, country clubs and institutions in five states. The expansion project was completed in June 2017.