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Ann Arbor Shopping Center Gets Modern Upgrade With CLADLOK Modular Panel System

Location: Ann Arbor, MI
Collaborators: Hobbs & Black, TR Construction
Products: CLADLOK Flat Panel System, Grizzly Gray
Photography: CEI Materials

In downtown Ann Arbor sits a once unassuming brick building, readapted into a modern façade. In the popular city just west of Detroit, the shopping center on South University Street houses popular restaurants and retail. The architects sought to create a cohesive design concept, one that would fit the various businesses into a single unit.

CLADLOK Modular Panel System, Retail, Restaurant, Shopping Center, South University Street, Ann Arbor

As a great contrasting element, metal panels were specified for the remodel. The use of metal creates a smooth transition with the existing brick, a classic mixed-material façade. Due to the building’s proximity to the street and the heavy influx of pedestrian traffic, the remodel needed to employ a material that was easy to install and durable. CEI Materials’ CLADLOK Modular Panel System was specified to adhere to the architect’s desire to have a clean, aesthetically-pleasing and quickly installable solution.

CLADLOK Modular Panel System, Retail, Restaurant, Shopping Center, South University Street, Ann Arbor

The new CLADLOK Panel System by CEI allows for faster installation, versus traditional metal cladding systems and still achieves the desired look. CLADLOK in a Grizzly Gray finish offers a juxtaposition to the brick façade and was used on the façade and numerous square columns. Additionally, CEI fabricated the flush seam soffit panel and the roof coping to match the Grizzly Gray finish.

CLADLOK Modular Panel System, Retail, Restaurant, Shopping Center, South University Street, Ann Arbor

This interlocking panel system is customizable, non-combustible and 100% recyclable. The flat panels can be installed vertically, horizontally, or diagonally in a wide range of finishes. The flat panels offer a smooth, level surface with impeccably clean lines.


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