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Innovation First International Inc., Greenville, Texas

In a collaborative project between owner and architecture firm, engineers and designers at robotics developer Innovation First International contributed design and performance parameters to the design of the company’s headquarters building. ID Studio 4 LLC was the architecture firm. Peter Brown, studio director at ID Studio 4, says, “It was a collaborative design process from the beginning. Their internal design department had a good idea of the color combinations and the way they wanted it to look. Our job was to pull their designs into a construction-ready plan with an eye on insulation performance.”

The facility features insulated metal panels (IMPs) on the roof and walls, and a variety of colors at the entrance. “Innovation First wanted to give the front façade some pizazz, a high-tech look at the welcome point to provide some flavor of what they do,” Brown says.

For the roof, Mesco Building Solutions installed 63,626 square feet of Metl-span’s CFR 42 concealed fastener, insulated standing seam roof system in PVDF Polar White. For the walls, Mesco Building Solutions installed 19,380 square feet of Metl-span’s 4-inch-thick, stucco-embossed CF 36 Santa Fe IMPs in four shades of gray: Burnished Slate, Charcoal Gray, Medium Bronze and Tundra.

The CF Santa Fe panels also played a major role in the facility’s interior design. The Light Mesa profile exposed panels in Igloo White match the complex balance of office and manufacturing spaces inside. Darrin Jones, director at Innovation First, says, “From the interior, the panels are clean but provide an industrial design element, which is exactly what we were looking for.”

The 63,500-square-foot building is located on the company’s 55-acre campus, which also has a metal fabrication plant, prototype development and model shop, distribution center and offices for more than 200 employees.