Veterans Apartment Building

Architects: BDE Architects
Installer: Alumawall
Systems Used: MORIN Integrity Series Panels Profiles XC-12 Color: Weathered Zinc and F-12-0 Color: Silversmith

602 Veterans Boulevard Radius Apartments:

The 264-unit luxury apartments in Redwood City, Calif., consisted of two wood-framed apartment buildings with above-ground parking. The project’s façade incorporated a predominantly stucco exterior, with brick, fiber cement siding and aluminum siding and soffit accents. A dramatic architectural steel canopy extends over the private road entrance, forming a visual gateway up to the landscaped podium decks. “The panels were chosen for their simplicity and clean lines, as opposed to a corrugated look of other metal products.” In addition to the apartments with high-end finishes, the LEED-certified community offers many attractive amenities, including a fitness center, pool, spa, recreation room, outdoor barbecues and seating area as well as a dog park. BDE associate Grant Weaver, who works on many of the firm’s multifamily projects with Alex Koulouris Senior Associate and president Jonathan Ennis, says the metal wall panels brought a refined appearance to the project. “In the end, the use of metal helped pronounce the corners of the two buildings,” he says. “It brought a more distinguished aesthetic to a residential project than other material choices could have. The metal helps break up the massing in a project of this stature. It’s not a singular box, it has shadows and variations in material, with metal, stucco and brick.”