UseExterior cladding, soffits, siding
CharacteristicsRecyclable, low maintenance, sustainably produced, flat, fire-safe, easy installation, made from light-weight extruded aluminum, recyclable, pre-treated to prevent oxidation
Guarantee15-year premium finish warranty and an Alluminate Ultra Finish 20-year Warranty
Schools and other academic buildings present a unique opportunity for architectural expression. Whether an existing structure requires a remodel or a brand new project is about to break ground, Longboard offers a range of unique interior and exterior options that can help realize a range of design visions.
Willow Lake Elementary - Indianapolis, IN.
This project utilized 6” V Groove Tongue & Groove material in the woodgrain Dark Cherry. This material extends underneath the exterior soffits at the front entrance. This design strategy achieves a warm and welcoming entrance for staff, students and visitors and will stay looking beautiful for many years to come.
Designed by CSO Architects, the 94,824 SF building was built on the grounds of a previously existing school and has created an inviting educational atmosphere for elementary students in the neighborhood. This is a prototypical two-story, K-5 elementary school with six 5-classroom learning neighborhoods, an administrative area, a shared activity area, a gymnasium, dining commons, a discovery center, a kitchen, and building support spaces.
Sato Elementary - Portland, Oregon
Sato was designed as a prototype school by DLR Group Architects. This school used four different custom colors and installed them vertically. Like Willow Lake Elementary, this project also utilized the Longboard Products 6” V Groove Tongue & Groove material but it appears entirely differently. Unlike roll-form aluminum, this material is not at risk for oil-canning, which creates an excellent facade option when trying to achieve the classic metal siding appearance.