Picture this, a building stands alone in a natural and rugged environment in Cache County, Utah. The building has a technical and industrial look, but you need a product to “ground” the building – this is the perfect opportunity to call CUPACLAD’s team of experts.
Blalock & Partners was brought on board as the architectural firm for the Cache County Public Works facility back in 2019. With numerous local, regional, and national awards to their name, the firm is constantly looking for thoughtful and intriguing products to incorporate to their designs.
CUPACLAD’s natural slate cladding systems were first introduced to Blalock & Partners by their local representative, Scott Hinton, who knew the product would be perfect for their project.
After some research, the design team decided on CUPACLAD’s Direct Apply Logic installation. Once installation began, Kevin Blalock was immediately impressed with the quality and ease of installation CUPACLAD’s direct apply system offered.
Here is what he had to say,
The entire team, from architect, to owner, to GC, to installer, were impressed with the ease of installation. It’s just not something that automatically comes to mind when you think of slate cladding. This, of course, includes the ability to field cut and make modifications on-site. It’s all unexpected and provides real value when communicating the materials and advantages to clients.
This project won the 2022 AIA Utah Merit Award in the category of Public Works. The jury recognized how different measures for design excellence were integrated, achieving a workplace supported for the day-to-day office activities.
CUPACLAD can be found on a wide range of facades including hospitals, universities, large commercial buildings, libraries, and single-family homes across the US – from Main to California and Florida to Alaska. The high quality, natural slate rainscreen and direct apply systems offer versatility for architects and specifiers to suit projects from traditional design to modern builds.
If you are interested in more information on what can be achieved with CUPACLAD, visit our gallery where you can view some of the most inspiring buildings using our products.