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Midwest landscape plays at arts center

The idea for low-rise, sky-lit structures for studios, performance and exhibit space linked with an eight-story tower of the arts at the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts at the University of Chicago was influenced by Midwestern prairies and the Windy City's skyscrapers.

The idea for low-rise, sky-lit structures for studios, performance and exhibit space linked with an eight-story tower of the arts at the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts at the University of Chicago was influenced by Midwestern prairies and the Windy City's skyscrapers.

All American Exterior Solutions, Lake Zurich, Ill., installed approximately 30,000 square feet of Woburn, Mass.-based RHEINZINK America Inc.'s prePATINA blue-grey roof and wall panels on two low-rise wings that complement the masonry and introduce the color of nearby Lake Michigan.

Morin Corp., A Kingspan Group company, Bristol, Conn., fabricated panels for the 1.5-inch Double Lock Standing Seam roof system and Single Lock wall cladding system and provided an engineering and weathertightness warranty for the systems.

The Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts' roof includes an extensive array of photovoltaic panels and the low building is lit by north-facing skylights that provide natural light to studios, classrooms and public spaces.

Morin Corp., www.morincorp.com

RHEINZINK America Inc., www.rheinzink.us