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Arden Realty, Irvine, Calif.

The building underwent a major renovation that included renovating a facility originally constructed in the early 1970s that used a rough-finished stucco.

"Arden had been wanting to do the rehab for several years but hadn't found a product that fit its budget," according to Dale Gronewold, owner of Emerald Metal Products.

"We initially considered three cladding material concepts-stone, stucco and metal," says Randall Patrick, principal with Spaces Planning & Design. "Once we settled on metal, we searched for a product that would meet the budget. We contacted, [sales representative], Architectural Systems and they were instrumental in our selection of the Citadel RV system. It met our budget needs and the finished job turned out great. The transformation of this building is really amazing."

Emerald attached a 16-gauge framing structure and installed the Citadel Architectural Products' panels over it. "The biggest challenge was with the existing building being out of square and out of plumb," Gronewold notes. "The conditions were definitely not good."

More than 36,000 square feet of Citadel's Envelope 2000 metal composite material (MCM) highlight the renovation. The panels were finished in Clear Anodized and Shasta White and installed using the Reveal (RV) System, a field-assembled attachment method utilizing perimeter moldings. Architectural Systems also designed and engineered the light-gauge framing system.

Architect: Spaces Planning & Design, Irvine

Installer: Emerald Metal Products, Signal Hill, Calif.

Sales representative/light-gauge framing system: Architectural Systems Inc., Poway, Calif.

Metal cladding: Citadel Architectural Products Inc., Indianapolis,