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November 15, 2012

ALPOLIC Panels Highlight Exterior Envelope of Modern Hospital

ALPOLIC Panels Highlight Exterior Envelope of Modern Hospital
Project:United Health Services Hospitals Primary Care Clinic
Location:Vestal, New York
Fabricator/Installer:Forno Enterprises, Inc.
Architect:Chianis + Anderson Architects; Binghamton, New York
General Contractor:LeChase Construction Services, LLC
Exterior Panel Manufacturer:ALPOLIC
Products:4mm ALPOLIC PE ACM; Mica Champagne, ETT Tan
Completion:September 2012

To accommodate their growing patient numbers and expanded healthcare services, United Health Services Hospitals (UHSH) replaced several of their smaller facilities with a larger, modernized primary care clinic.

Commissioned by UHSH, Chianis + Anderson Architects conceptualized the new facility’s design to be as current and high-tech as the healthcare offered inside. To create a modern, yet warm and inviting atmosphere, several building materials were selected – natural limestone, brick masonry, and aluminum composite material.

According to Greg A. Chianis, AIA, the original exterior envelope design called for the use of an ALPOLIC competitor. However, faced with challenges surrounding the original manufacturers availability and finishes, the switch to ALPOLIC was made at the suggestion of fabricator, Brian Albanese, of Forno Enterprises Inc. In addition to providing the exact desired color and finish, ALPOLIC was also able to provide the material in a timely manner and at a competitive cost.

The aluminum composite material is featured on the third level exterior envelope, the exterior signage, and as an architectural detail material for columns and accent soffits. Pleased with ALPOLIC’s durability and ease of fabrication, Chianis comments, “We’ll certainly be working with more ALPOLIC products in the future. The installed product looks terrific.”

images © UHS courtesy of Chianis + Anderson Architects
information © Chianis + Anderson Architects

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