Innovative and Sustainable Metal Designs Recognized in ATAS’ 2021 Projects of the Year

ATAS International, a leading innovative manufacturer of metal walls, metal roof systems, accessories, and more, announced the winners of their 2021 Project of the Year competition. 

Each award recognized projects in which ATAS products have been incorporated into the design and construction of the building. Six project categories included: commercial roofs, commercial walls, residential roofs, residential walls, sustainable, and accents. First, second, and third place winners in each category were chosen by an independent panel of judges, comprised of ATAS advisory board members.

Jim Bush, ATAS VP of Sales and Marketing, stated, “We are pleased to recognize all the architects, contractors, and distributors who were involved in the 2021 award-winning projects.  It’s great to see the creative designs, aesthetics, and quality craftsmanship incorporated into these buildings. The continued acceptance of metal as a cladding component in roof, wall, accent, and interior applications complements all building designs. In addition, the continued growth in the sustainability sector for solar heating applications is encouraging.”

Commercial Roofs

1st place winner: The Farone & Son, Inc. Funeral Home in Liverpool, NY

Dutch Seam panels in Classic Bronze .032 aluminum were used on this project.  The panels had an embossed surface with stiffening ribs and were 15” wide with a seam height of 1-1/2”.  The building was designed by Robert C. Abbott, Jr. – Architect, and the roof panels were installed by Eastern Contractors.  The panels were purchased through ABC Supply Company.

Commercial Walls

1st place winner: Dunkin’ shop in Cottonwood, AZ

CastleTop panels in Black, Chocolate Brown, Sierra Tan, and Almond manufactured from .032 aluminum with a stucco embossed finish were installed by Verde Building Corp.  The unique design of this coffee shop with the diamond-shaped metal shingles was created by a.d. ArizaDo.  This is the second award-winning Dunkin’ location designed by the architect in Arizona, and the colors were chosen due to their resemblance of different coffee colors.  ABC Supply Company was the distributor for the CastleTop panels.

Residential Roofs

1st place winner: Private Residence in Temecula, CA

Dutch Seam panels in Dove Grey 24-gauge steel were installed by Howard & Sons, Inc., and the panels were purchased through JB Wholesale/SRS Riverside. The panels had a smooth finish and were 15” in width with a seam height of 1-1/2”.  The beautiful standing seam panels will protect this luxury home for many years, and the light grey color with the cool paint pigments will help to reflect the sun’s rays in California, with a solar reflectance index (SRI) of 55.

Residential Walls

1st place winner: Private Residence in Westerville, OH

Designed by Jason Stults Architect, this house used Opaline panels in Matte Black .040 aluminum, which are 6” in width, and flush in profile.  This unique home combined the softness of Matte Black vertically installed Opaline panels with natural wood panels installed horizontally for a visually pleasing residence, resulting in a low-maintenance and durable building envelope.  The panels were installed by Prime Construction and were purchased through ABC Supply Company.


1st place winner: The Richmond Fournier, Inc. manufacturing facility in Thetford Mines, Quebec, Canada

An area of 5,600 square feet of InSpire HP, a solar air heating panel, in Select Blue .028 aluminum, was installed by Construction Gosselin-Tremblay, the general contractor, who also designed the building’s extension. Refrigeration Thetford, Inc. coupled the InSpire system to the heating and ventilation system. The panels were purchased through Trigo Energies. The striking blue panels not only create an attractive aesthetic to the building, but they also preheat fresh air, which is then brought into the building, helping to lower winter heating costs. Monitoring over the last two winters revealed that the InSpire system performed better than expected, delivering six percent more thermal energy than originally calculated.


1st place winner: 3 Maple in Essex Junction, VT

G4 Design Studios, the architectural firm on this project, chose custom perforated .125 aluminum plate panels in Regal Blue. The larger holes in the panels, which were cut by ATAS, created ventilation and visual interest in the lower garage level of this building.  The panels were purchased through ABC Supply Company and installed by the general contractor, BlackRock Construction.

View the booklet of all the 2021 winners and nominated projects HERE.

Nominations are being accepted for the 2022 competition. Click HERE to learn more.

About ATAS

ATAS International is an American, family-owned company with global reach and a reputation built on 55+ years of quality craftsmanship and knowledgeable staff. From the front office to the production facility to their various manufacturing sites, the company has prioritized reducing its carbon footprint, improving its energy efficiency, and manufacturing sustainable products. As a manufacturer of metal roofing, ATAS wanted to set an example in their own facility to show how solar and metal roofs can work together, resulting in a long-lasting, sustainable, and energy-efficient system.  Solar-ready metal roofing is the best solution for any building on which solar is being considered. In a continuing effort to improve energy efficiency at our facilities, a 187.2 kW photovoltaic (PV) solar electric system was recently installed on ATAS International’s plant located in Mesa, Arizona.

ATAS has been exhibiting at METALCON since the show’s inception 30+ years ago. Look for them this year in Booths 918 and 949 on the show floor.

Join us at METALCON, scheduled for October 12 – 14, 2022, in Indianapolis, Indiana.

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