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Fayetteville Montessori Elementary School, Fayetteville, Ark.

Photo: Courtesy of Timothy Hursely

Photo: Courtesy of Timothy Hursely

Since a creek floodplain covers much of the site for Fayetteville Montessori Elementary School, only a small triangle was available for building space. Marlon Blackwell Architects designed the two-story, 8,000-squarefoot school with a triangular ground floor and rectangular box for the second floor that extends over the floodplain and rests on a column. The modern structure is clad with a combination of cypress and Metal Sales Manufacturing Corp.'s corrugated metal wall panels in Valspar Corp.'s Fluropon Dark Bronze coating. The panels were specified to complement the cypress and contribute to a modern exterior.

General contractor/installer: Nabholz Corp., Conway, Ark.
Architect: Marlon Blackwell Architects, Fayetteville
Coatings: Valspar Corp., Minneapolis,
Metal wall panels: Metal Sales Manufacturing Corp., Louisville, Ky.,