Linetec Press Releases

7-28-14 Skylight finished by Linetec crowns The Alfond Inn at Rollins, Florida


7-18-14 Linetec introduces online color selection and specification tool


6-4-14 Linetec mimics terra cotta's look and feel in new painted finish


1-13-14 Kameleon Color paint creates color-changing, iridescent
exterior for Exploration Tower at Port Canaveral


11-13-13 Stretch Forming by Linetec now available


10-23-13 Linetec announces new thermal improvement offerings , 90-degree thermal strip and pour-and-debridge lancing


9-23-13 Linetec expands anodize facility, increases capacity, grows staff


6-5-13 Linetec expands trucking service routes to Canada, Colorado, Texas and the Southeast


5-14-13 Linetec offers over 30,000 color choices and distinctive anodize finishes


4-30-13 Linetec shares online Architectural Resource Center, blog, e-newsletter and more


4-10-13 Linetec offers antimicrobial protection for architectural products


10-11-12 Linetec honored with Wisconsin Corporate Citizenship Award


7-31-12 Washington University School of Law's Anheuser-Busch Hall features Super Sky skylight finished by Linetec


6-15-12 Linetec expands service throughout southwest


6-6-12 Georgia's historic Hilton hotel renovated with Super Sky skylight and Lineec finishing


5-23-12 Linetec earns Wisconsin Friend of the Environment Award


5-2-12 Linetec eclusively offers eco-friendly copper anodize


4-26-12 Linetec finishes panel system for the LEED Gold Houston's Hess Tower


4-12-12 Linetec announces first guide specification for shop-applied metal paint and anodize finishes


3-5-12 Linetec honored as Wisconsin's Manufacturer of the Year - Grand Award for Sustainability


2-10-12 Linetec hires Jeff Foch to serve customers in the East-Central territory


10-7-11 Jewish learning center prominently features custom skylights, finished by Linetec to withstand desert conditions


9-29-11 New York City subway station shelters commuters with Super Sky skylight finished by Linetec


7-25-11 Hurricane-zoned Houston Galleria's skylights replaced by Super Sky, finished by Linetec


7-1-11 SUNY expanded student union building features glazing system finished by Linetec


4-14-11 Washington Christian Academy depicts the look of stone in low-maintenance, aluminum coping


4-8-11 Linetec celebrates Earth Day year-round with energy savings, recycling, other environmental commitments


3-31-11 Linetec highlights Kynar ADS coatings for on-site repair and restoration


3-21-11 Williams Mullin's downtown, mixed-use office property features aluminum grilles finished by Linetec


2-23-11 Linetec adds “Choosing Sustainable Finishes” as an online, AIA/CES program


1-30-11 Linetec finishes Dri-Design’s rainscreen system for Wisconsin’s largest hospital construction project


1-13-11 MIT Media Lab signature, silver-hued sun shades finished by Linetec


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MIT Media lab - Massachusetts

MIT Media Lab’s signature, silver-hued
sun shades finished by Linetec

Recognized among 2010’s best architecture by the Wall Street Journal, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Media Arts and Sciences Building’s new research laboratory has been praised for its innovative design by many journalists, architects, campus leaders and more. Better know as MIT Media Lab, its glass walls and silver-hued sun shades have become synonymous with the six-story building’s signature look, high performance and diffused daylighting.

Pritzker Prize-winning Japanese architect Fumihiko Maki of Maki and Associates designed the $90 million MIT Media Lab in association with Boston’s Leers Weinzapfel Associates. Communicating a sense of Modernistic transparency and connectivity, floor-to-ceiling glass and aluminum curtainwall clad the steel-frame building. Exterior aluminum screens constitute a second layer of the façade design.

Illinois-based Doralco Architectural Metal Solutions manufactured the vertical sunscreens from 100% recyclable aluminum. These contribute to reducing unwanted solar heat gain, minimizing HVAC demands and costs, and controlling glare for occupant comfort and productivity without sacrificing views of the Charles River and the Boston skyline.

Enhancing these environmental attributes, Linetec painted more than 66,000 square feet of recycled aluminum in a durable, 70% Kynar® coating called Maki Silver, in honor of the architectural firm that specified it.

MIT Media Lab - Massachusetts

MIT Media Lab’s 163,000-square-foot facility contains seven research laboratories organized around a central atrium, top-floor event and display spaces, lecture and conference rooms, and a cafe. The new structure expands upon and is connected to the Wiesner Building, designed in 1985 by MIT alumnus I. M. Pei.

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View a short film about the MIT Media Lab signature, silver-hued sun shades finished by Linetec

Photos courtesy of Doralco Architectural Metal Solutions

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