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Studio B Architecture and Interiors specified standing seam zinc panels to replace roofing and add to part of Rubey Park Transit Center's façade in Aspen, Colo.Studio B Architecture and Interiors specified standing seam zinc panels to replace roofing and add to part of Rubey Park Transit Center's façade in Aspen, Colo. Goals for the renovation project included maintaining the historic arrangement of the building, constructed in the late 1980s, addressing a busy bus parking area and influx of bus riders, and improving passenger amenities.

Gilbert Sanchez, principal in charge and architect at Studio B Architecture and Interiors, says his firm specified the zinc panels for the transit center for their connection to the original roof, durability and low maintenance. "The zinc panels reflect the original and familiar roof form while successfully integrating with the new additions and modern appearance of the rejuvenated facility," he says. "We've tried to retain some of the key elements of the existing building, and update it so that it functions well and so that it's a safe place to be and that people like coming in and out."

Douglass Colony Group fabricated and installed 8,900 square feet of 0.8-mm (22-gauge) elZinc America Double Lock Standing Seam Panel System in Rainbow Green for the $9.3 million renovation project, completed in 2015.

Josh Spence, is project manager at MetalTech- USA, the distributor for the project. "The elZinc material helped transform the center to a modern functional facility that will last a lifetime," Spence says.

Owner: City of Aspen, Aspen, Colo.
Architect: Studio B Architecture and Interiors, Aspen
General contractor: Denark Construction Inc., Knoxville, Tenn.
Zinc distributor: Metal-Tech USA, Peachtree City, Ga.
Fabricator/installer: Douglass Colony Group, Commerce City, Colo., douglasscolony.com
Zinc: Asturiana de Laminados SA (elZinc), Asturias, Spain, www.elzinc.us.com