The Argonne National Laboratory’s new Energy Sciences Building (ESB) provides a facility for the Department of Energy’s Office of Science to fulfill its mission “to deliver the remarkable discoveries and scientific tools that transform our understanding of energy and matter and advance the national, economic, and energy security of the United States.”
Committed to sustainability, the design team of HDR Architecture lived up to the task with the help of Curt Finfrock who has extensive experience in designing research laboratories and other advanced technology facilities. In the early stages of designing the Argonne Energy Sciences Building, Finfrock consulted with Arcspec and investigated several façade products, including TerraClad terra cotta rain screen panels, Swisspearl cement composite panels and aluminum plate wall panels which were ultimately chosen.
Currently under construction, the façade of the ESB includes a copper and clear anodized finished dry joint metal panel system supplied by Arcspec and is being installed by G & L Associates of Des Plaines, IL. Click here to hear how the Energy Sciences Building will be helping the DOE and Argonne address the nation’s energy challenges.
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