Going for the Gold!  BAR Architects of San Francisco designed the new UC Davis Student Center featuring Terra5 Rainscreen. The project, which sits in the heart of the campus, is seeking LEED Gold certification. In order to have a long lasting durable product, the CERAM series of Terra5 from Cladding Corp was selected.  The long red terracotta rainscreen wall is the featured entrance material that... Read More
Cladding Corp is a proud supporter of USGBC and is pleased to be exhibiting at the Greenbuild International Conference and Expo – Booth # 1343. This year’s convention and expo will be held at the Philadelphia Convention Center on November  18-22nd. Join us there! Cladding Corp – a long-standing USGBC supporter and advocate of “green” wall solution via rainscreen wall design – will be at the... Read More
Stop Eleven – West Lafayette, IN 1,209 Miles = 24.87 gallons of gas After all the other trips, it seems like the PRIUS is guzzling gas. This leg took more gas than any other! Of course, we have to remember that they drove nearly a third of the way across the continent on this one. Bearing that in mind, I suppose twenty-five gallons will do. They’re on their way back, Dave and Ali, and it would... Read More
Stop Ten – Vail, CO 97 Miles = 2 gallons of gas We’ve finally made it! Well, sort of. Dave and Alison have reached their furthest point of the trip–well over a grand two-thousand miles! Now all you have to do is make it back! Before that, we still want be kept posted on the great buildings you’re going to visit. Here’s a different building than the projects we’ve seen on the trip: a house. Vail... Read More
Stop Eight – Densmore, KS 348.6 Miles = 7.1 gallons of gas This is not a stop to highlight modern building techniques like rainscreen. It is not really about Cladding Corp directly. This is a stop to look back rather than forward—back to the mid 19th Century settlement of Densmore, Kansas. This little town came about when the Densmore family decided to move out to northwestern Kansas—to work the... Read More
Stop Seven – Overland Park, KS 239 Miles = 5 gallons of gas This is really turning out to be a long road trip. As I look back over the posts we’ve made and look forward to the schedule for the trip, I wonder how they spend the time in the car–this five hours in particular. I’m imagining a game where they try to spot all fifty license-plates or rate all the public bathrooms they use on a scale... Read More
Stop Six – Ames, IA 106 Miles = 2 gallons of gas The next stop on the road trip shows the versatility of Terra5 and Cladding Corp’s System5. We’ve followed Dave, Allison and Max from hotels to an urban high-rise to a public transportation building. One more fan of sustainable style: the Iowa State University Veterinary Medical Center.Invision Architectecture designed this building with attractive... Read More
Stop Five – Cedar Rapids, IA 226 Miles = 4.6 gallons of gas Leaving Chicago, the map and a hankering for sustainability led our road-trippers to Iowa, a land flowing with wind, bountiful farmland, honest people and great architecture. The one piece of architecture they were after: The Hotel at Kirkwood Center in Cedar Rapids. This establishment stands out as an educational center for the students... Read More