Chipotle and Starbucks building, Irondequoit, N.Y.

Photo: Don Cochran
Photo: Don Cochran

Passero Associates designed the Chipotle and Starbucks building with stepped repetition of ribbed metal panels on the bottom and top of the building, interrupted by two aluminum composite material
(ACM) panel bands and clear-finished cedar, to add depth and complexity to an otherwise simple box.

The project called for a shell building for with two tenant spaces, a drive-thru and mechanical equipment screening system. Ewald Dorken AG’s Delta rainscreen system was installed under the ribbed panels and ACM to allow the façade materials to be assembled together and provide a moisture barrier.

Passero Associates specified materials to complement and contrast each other, including clear-coated cedar, dark-grey ACM panels and a glass storefront that appears joint-free. Metal was selected for its ability to create a modern aesthetic, easy maintenance and cost.

ATAS International Inc. supplied 2,700 square feet of its 36-inch-wide Belvedere Short Rib Panels with 1 1/2-inch-high ribs in Silversmith and a Kynar 500 polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) coating for the project. The Short Rib panels were rollformed from 0.032- and 0.04-aluminum. Additionally, ATAS International supplied its 24-gauge, 55 percent Al-Zn alloy coated steel with acrylic coating and 24-gauge metallic coated steel for the 4,003-square-foot project. 3A Composites USA Inc. supplied its Alucobond ACM panels. The project was completed in April 2015.

Owner: Tryad Group LLC, Brooklyn, N.Y.
General contractor/installer: Genesee Construction Services Inc., Dansville, N.Y.
Architect: Passero Associates, Rochester, N.Y.
Aluminum composite material: Alucobond by 3A Composites USA Inc., Statesville, N.C.,
Metal wall panels: ATAS International Inc., Allentown, Pa.,
Rainscreen system: Ewald Dorken AG, Herdecke, Germany,