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Ann Arbor Municipal Building, Ann Arbor, Mich.

The city employees of Ann Arbor have a new office thanks to the municipal building designed by architect of record, Quinn Evans Architects, Ann Arbor.

Ann Arbor Municipal BuildingThis multi-phased project included a new court-police building, partial renovation of the existing city hall, as well as associated site work to create public plazas and gardens. The new building was designed to achieve LEED Gold certification. The design team selected metal as one of the sustainable materials to be used. The facility is clad in 16,420 square feet of metal wall panels from ATAS International Inc. The majority of the installation includes 20-gauge Rigid-Wall (MFR160) panels in Dove Grey, Silversmith and a custom Chromium Grey. Also used were 20-gauge Belvedere (BWR360) panels in Dove Grey.

The panel colors were chosen to reduce the scale of the building and add visual interest. Kenneth Clein, AIA LEED AP, a principal with Quinn Evans Architects, says: "Because of this, the building appearance changes at different times of the year and day-it's really quite nice. The idea for the random looking pattern came from Trung Le, the design architect from OWP/P Cannon. He felt it symbolized the diversity of the community. We think it speaks to the progressive nature of the Ann Arbor community."

General contractor: Clark Construction Co., Lansing, Mich.
Architect of record: Quinn Evans Architects, Ann Arbor
Design architect: OWP/P Cannon Design, Chicago
Distributor: Oakland Metal Sales Inc., Auburn Hills, Mich.
Installer: CEI Roofing Inc., Howell, Mich.
Metal wall panels: ATAS International Inc., Allentown, Pa.,