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Hartford Homes LLC, Timnath, Colo.

Photo: Jordan Lockner
Photo: Jordan Lockner

One way Infusion Architects LLC organized office and warehouse spaces for Hartford Homes’ headquarters building was with the roof design. H. Lee Hardies, AIA, NCARB, principal at Infusion Architects, says, “The office and warehouse sections have opposing roof pitches that break up the apparent mass of the building without requiring additional articulation of the exterior wall.”

Metal building products were used throughout the 8,000-square-foot facility. Behlen Building Systems supplied its metal building system and R-panels for the walls. The metal wall panels are two colors: Light Stone and Antique Bronze. Metal Solutions Inc. installed them horizontally and vertically, and with either side of the panels facing the exterior. In all, five variations of R-panels clad the building.

Most of the vertical siding is Light Stone and most of the horizontal siding is Antique Bronze, reverse-side exposed. The horizontal siding is an accent color and pattern on the lower portions of exterior walls in most of the office areas and on a tall entry element.

Metal composite material (MCM) panels were used for accents on angled fin-walls at the main entrance and rear patio. For them, Metal Solutions installed Arconic Architectural Products LLC’S Reynobond MCM panels in Patrician Bronze.

To provide sunshading for large windows at the south, east and west elevations, Infusion Architects specified H&H Metals’ aluminum sunshades. Additionally, Behlen Building Systems’ steel canopies provide weather protection at the main entrance and rear patio door. The $1.2 million project was completed in January 2016.