Top Projects 2019

As the time draws near to bid farewell to 2019, the team at Fairview Architectural would like to thank you for your support

and look forward to collaborating with you again in 2020. We are grateful for the business relationships that we have been formed and nurtured throughout the year and that have enabled us to be involved in some exciting and innovative building projects.

Here is a look back at some of these projects in our Top Projects 2019 gallery (click on the names for more information):

Introducing the ‘new look’ Fairview Architectural

Unveiling our new brand for 2020

After an extensive strategic review and development process, we are pleased to be able to reveal our new look for our corporate brand and product range. The realignment of the Fairview brands was undertaken in order to ensure that the Company has a clear identity for our suite of façade cladding products, installation systems and accessories.

Since the entrance of Fairview Architectural into North America in 2012 with the popular exterior cladding product, Vitrabond, our product range has quickly expanded to include new and innovative facade products for the building industry that increase productivity and capacity such as Vitrabond G2, Vitraplate, and the game-changing installation system, Arrowhead.

“With business growth continuing steadily, and new products being launched in 2020 with still more under development, we decided that the time was right to give our corporate and product brands a refresh that would enable them to reflect where we are today and also where Fairview is headed in the near future,” explains General Manager, Jerry Fossey. “Our new branding captures our nimble culture of being structured to respond to market demands, allowing us to grow where our clients want us to be,” he added.

As part of the rebranding process, Fairview’s corporate brand has received a simple refresh whereas the product brands have been completely transformed as to be instantly recognisable as part of the Fairview family. Each product brand has a familial connection to Fairview and its own strong and distinct color that ties in with our reputation for providing striking façade finishes.

From concept through to creation, Fairview continues to be the most convenient source for premium building façade products, bringing material safety and innovation to the industry. We will continue to work closely with our customers to deliver innovative products and finishes that meet the requirements and vision of each project.

The new Fairview brand will start rolling out from the New Year.

Why architects are trending towards natural Zinc finishes

We have been tracking this trend for a while now, but we felt the time had come to make it official. Based on our sample requests and building façade project orders, we have definitely noticed a trend towards using natural Zinc finishes on our Vitrabond® metal composite material. It’s not hard to understand why designers and architects are choosing to use zinc finishes.


Below are just some of the key benefits of choosing natural zinc finishes on building facades:

Weather Resistance

Natural Zinc finishes offer excellent weather resistance, with their natural ability to form a patina that protects from rust and corrosion. This also provides you with an ever-changing and naturally evolving finish.

Longevity and Sustainability

Zinc finishes have the benefit of lasting for several decades thanks to the naturally occurring patina that increases the longevity of the finish. They are also 100% recyclable making them an environmentally-friendly building solution.

Corrosion Resistance

Unlike the oxidation process of steel that forms rust and eventually corrodes overtime and renders the surface unusable, zinc has the ability to resist corrosion due to a unique reaction. When zinc is exposed to moisture and the carbon dioxide that is present in our atmosphere, a protective layer of zinc carbonate forms on its surface. The resulting zinc-carbonate layer creates a beautiful bluish patina that also has aesthetic appeal.


Another unique characteristic of zinc is that it can “heal” itself overtime. As it continues to patina throughout its lifetime, scratches and imperfections that were once present will virtually disappear.

Zinc comes in a wide range of colors that include reds, blues and greys as well as a slate and graphite finishes. The textured aspect of the pre-weathered zinc shows through the color, similar to the grain in wood. See our color chart for more information.

Our Zinc Partnership

The increased interest in zinc contributed to our decision to form a strategic partnership with RHEINZINK America as the exclusive provider of Zinc Composite Material (ZCM) using their finishes. This collaboration has already seen us work together on a variety of projects, including the 70 Carlton Street project and the magnificent Bank of the Ozarks project (currently under construction).

As shown above there are many benefits to using zinc finishes on building facades, however, when combined with composite material you get the additional performance benefits from this product. Find out more about the extra benefits of using Vitrabond® Zinc Composite Material on your next building façade project here.

How the Stephen A. Levin Neural & Behavioral Sciences Building went from concept to a multi-award winning construction project

Officially completed in 2016, the Stephen A. Levin Neural & Behavioral Sciences Building at the University of Pennsylvania has won a host of design and construction awards. The accolades include the Architectural Institute of America’s – Educational Facility Design Award (2017) and the General Building Contractor Association’s – Construction Excellence Award (2017). So, what made this particular project so special?

A Collaborative Approach

Designed by the Smith Group architects in Washington, D.C., the brief was to combine the life sciences programs at the University of Pennsylvania into one state of the art facility. The result was a six-story, $68.6-million, 78,000-square-foot building that consolidated the biology, psychology and behavioural sciences under one roof. The functional exterior design also ensured a controlled environment for the laboratories through inclusion of a glass and aluminium sunscreen that filters soft, yet expansive light throughout the day.

Sven Shockey, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, design director at the Smith Group said in an article for metal architecture magazine that the sunscreen helped temper the light, reduce solar gain and therefore, heating loads, while greatly reducing glare: “We experimented with different form factors and found that a planar sunshade can significantly reduce solar gain, but allow expansive views out”.

The Stephan A. Levin Building presented a new and highly visible public façade for UPenn that highlighted the University’s commitment to the sciences and research. EDA Contractors, Bensalem, PA were chosen to install the façade panels using Fairview’s Vitrabond MCM. The Vitrabond panels were perfect for achieving the unique design features whilst still complementing the other university buildings. The exterior is made up of 20,000sf panels in “Aria White”, 8,000sf of “Nordic Green Pre-Patina Copper” panels and 1,400sf “Cannon Grey panels”.

Cory Robbins of EDA Contractors commented: “We were delighted to be involved in the UPenn project. It offered some installation challenges which our experienced team were able to overcome with ease and we delivered the project on time and in budget”.

Why Vitrabond?

Vitrabond façade cladding is a popular choice for infrastructure projects such as education facilities as it is cost-effective, easy-to-install and fabricated and comes in range of attractive finishes as well as being fully customizable.  More information on the project can be found here.

Casadei Industria PROCompositeTech and Fairview collaborate on live routing demos at METALCON 2019

Come see us at Booth #504 and #507

October 9th 2019, Bloomfield, CT – Fairview Architectural North America is joining forces with Casadei Industria PROCompositeTech to offer live machine routing demonstrations throughout METALCON 2019. The demonstrations will be held on the Casadei Industria PROComposite Tech Booth #507 and feature live routing of Fairview’s leading products on the ALU Ranger, the industry’s fastest and most innovative Panel Fabrication System.

The live demonstrations will take place at booth #507 each day of the show at any time. Visitors to the Casadei Industria ProComposite Tech booth will be able to see first-hand the advanced machining capabilities of the ALU Ranger, with its innovative Vertical Table that provides a significantly smaller machine footprint than horizontal machines.

Alu Bender will also provide demos for their panel edge protection system and Double VGROOVING for Fairview’s innovative panel system, Arrowhead.

For each of the demonstrations, the Casadei Industria ProComposite Tech team will be using Fairview’s industry leading products: the ACM cladding panel, Vitrabond, the unique 3mm solid aluminium panel Vitraplate and Vitrabond G2, the non-combustible metal composite panel, to demonstrate the advanced capabilities of the machine and more.

Visitors are also encouraged to visit Fairview’s Booth #504 where they can speak to an experienced panel consultant as well as view an interactive wall build-up that features Fairview’s complete range of MCM products installed on the Arrowhead panel fixing system. Visitors can also collect a copy of our new Color Design Guide that features all 96 of our colors, textures and, finishes currently available.

Casadei Industria ProComposite Tech is exclusively distributed in North America by Joseph Machine Co in Dillsburg PA.

Join Our Team

Why Choose Fairview?

Fairview Architectural North America specializes in the design, production, and distribution of the highest quality metal façade cladding solutions in the United States and Canada. We are known by our customers as the most convenient source for premium building façade products, bringing material safety and innovation to the building industry.  Our most popular products include our Vitrabond metal composite material and Arrowhead metal panel system.

Fairview Wants You!

As a growing business, we understand the importance of having a talented team of professionals in place to ensure that even though we are expanding, our customers continue to receive the highest level of service. We pride ourselves on being ‘structured for success’ which enables our team to be nimble and responsive to our customers’ needs.

Our mission is to spread success through fostering quality business relationships with our customers and suppliers.  We combine our strong business values of trust and respect with a flair for innovation and a solutions-minded approach to new product development. We currently operate from three locations in the United States and Canada with our headquarters office located in Bloomfield CT.

Open Positions

Business at Fairview Architectural North America is growing and to continue this success we are hiring additional talent to join our dynamic team.  We currently have openings for a Technical Product Engineer, a Junior Sales Lead Coordinator, and a Resource Librarian  to work within our Client Support Team as well as various positions for Warehouse Staff.

Click on the a role below to learn more about each position.

Technical Product Engineer

Junior Sales Lead Coordinator

Resource Librarian 

Warehouse Staff

How to Apply

If you are interested in applying for any of our open positions, then we would like to hear from you! Simply click on the links above to apply for the particular role that you are interested in or alternatively, you can send your most recent resume directly to us at:

If we do not currently have a role that you are interested in, but you would like us to review your resume for future opportunities, please feel free to email this to us at:


Thank you for considering Fairview Architectural North America!

RHEINZINK America, Fairview Architectural form Strategic Partnership

Joining Forces

Fairview Architectural North America is excited to announce our new strategic partnership with RHEINZNK America. RHEINZNK has long been known for its architectural appeal and timeless beauty, which directly aligns with Fairview’s track record of having the widest range in colors and finishes available to our customers and project stakeholders.

The collaboration between our two companies stemmed from our growing relationship over the years with Fairview already having use RHEINZINK material on multiple projects. Fairview supplied more than 5,400 sf of Vitrabond zinc composite material (ZCM) on the 70 Charlton St project featuring RHEINZINK prePATINA graphite-grey. This contemporary design by Beyer Blinder Belle has been touted as evoking a “contemporary interpretation of the neighborhood’s printing house architectural heritage by utilizing masonry, metal and glass.” Jerry Fossey, CEO of Fairview Arhcitectural North America said about this project’s design that the “modern architectural aesthetic of the ZCM cladding provides a striking contrast to the historical nature of the brick facade that the surrounding Hudson Square neighborhood is known for.”

The Vitrabond ZCM cladding consists of a Vitrabond aluminium composite panel with a front zinc skin supplied by RHEINZINK. There are two highly durable zinc finishes to choose from providing architects and specifiers with new horizons to explore in terms of design and creativity. All of the zinc finishes can be found in our new Color Design Guide.

Material and Finish Excellence

In addition to its progressive design characteristics, the ZCM also merges the self-healing, corrosion-resistant performance of zinc finishes with the quality and durability of Vitrabond that our clients have come to expect.

Charles “Chip” McGowan, President of RHEINZNK America noted “We’re excited about the increased opportunities that this relationship brings for Fairview and.  Fairview’s approach for incorporating our zinc products into their Vitrabond zinc composite allows us to offer ZCM with an array of completed tests and approvals.”

Vitrabond ZCM also allows Fairview’s fabricator and installer clients to take advantage of the flexibility 4mm metal composite material form factor as well as the familiarity of a traditional rainscreen system while still being able to offer a premium zinc material on each project.

Learn More at METALCON 2019!

We will be showcasing our new partnership with RHEINZINK at our METALCOM Booth #504 from 16th to the 18th of October. Visitors to the event will be able to collect free samples of the RHEINZINK “Graphite Zinc” finish used on the 70 Charlton Street project; obtain copies of the new colour chart featuring the full ZCM range of colors and; discuss the benefits of zinc cladding with one of our expert façade consultants.  Also be sure to stop by booth #647 where our friends at RHEINZINK will be exhibiting.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Featured Project Profile:

Project Name:  70 Charlton St.

Project Name:  New York, NY

Developer: Extell Development Company

Architect: Beyer Blinder Belle

Fabricator/ Installer: Bamco Inc

Material:  Vitrabond Graphite Zinc

Upcoming Project Profile:

Project Name: Bank OZK Corporate Headquarters
Location: Little Rock, AR
Architect: Polk Stanley Wilcox
General Contractor: CDI Contractors
Fabricator: MillerClapperton

Vitrabond Brushed Aluminum FV5855 – 47,500sf
Vitrabond Graphite Zinc FV5225 – 43,200sf


About This Project

Fairview Architectural North America is proud to have partnered with Island Exterior Fabricators and Handel Architects on the 125 Delancey St. project in New York, NY.  As part of the Essex Crossing development, 125 Delancey features world-class design and residential living located in the coveted Lower East Side of Manhattan.  This development in its entirety features more than 1.9 million sf of mixed use space and is promoted on its website as having “a diverse mix of retail, culture, world-class architecture, green space, shopping, and entertainment all at your front door.”  In addition to 125 Delancey St., Fairview also supplied more than 40,000 sf of Vitrabond material on another building in the Essex Crossing neighborhood called The Rollins, which features a more traditional design aesthetic to match the surrounding area.

World-Class Design

125 Delancey, also known as The Essex, features more than 165,000 sf of our Vitrabond metal composite material with bronze and black metallic finishes developed specifically for this design.  In an article about the folded metal panel design on this project, Handel Architects noted that “The asymmetrical, folded metal panel system reflects the sunlight in different ways and creates a varied pattern that was designed to capture light from multiple angles throughout the day and allow the folded bronze panels to glow.”  This aesthetic draws from the surrounding neighborhood by putting a modern architectural spin on its traditional designs.

A Client Partnership

The exterior cladding fabricator and installer on this project, Island Exterior Fabricators based in Calverton NY, chose Fairview as a partner on this project given our long-standing relationship as their primary aluminum composite material supplier.

In partnering with Fairview, Island was able to take advantage of our flexibility and creative approach to make sure a project of this scale went as smoothly as possible.  Our team was able to offer more than 60 different custom sheet sizes that helped Island’s fabrication team optimize the Vitrabond materials which dramatically reduced the overall project waste factor.  Fairview also provided expedited shipping on the first of many phased shipments, working closely with Island’s receiving and operations team to make sure deliveries were keeping up with the fast pace of the project.

Project Profile:

Project Name:  The Essex, an Essex Crossing Development

Location:  New York, NY

Architect:  Handel Architects

Fabricator:  Island Exterior Fabricators

Product:  Vitrabond 4mm FR Core Metal Composite Material

Finishes:  Custom Bronze Metallic and Custom Black Metallic

Quantity:  165,000 sf

commercial office building with vitrabond metal composite material

NEW PROJECT PROFILE: 9455 Towne Center Drive

About this New Project

Fairview Architectural is excited to announce our involvement in the 9455 Towne Center project in San Diego California.  More commonly known as 9455 TCD, this project has been touted by its developers, Kilroy Realty, as “a masterfully designed office and life sciences facility.”  Fairview worked closely with the entire project team to meet the needs of an aggressive project schedule while still achieving the vibrant exterior design intent.

commercial office building with vitrabond metal composite material

9455 TCD features more than 114,000 sf of Vitrabond metal composite material with Fairview’s standard Champagne Metallic FV9205 as the primary facade finish.   We also worked with the project team to develop a custom Light Maple Woodgrain finish to complement the predominantly Champagne exterior.  We’re looking forward to seeing this design come to life as a result of our partnership Burner Sheet Metal of Lakeside California.

modern design architectural office building with vitrabond metal composite material

Project Details

Project Name:  9455 TCD
Developer: Kilroy Realty – San Diego, CA
Architect: Flad Architects – San Francisco, CA
Construction Manager: Swinerton – San Diego, CA
Fabricator/ Installer: Burner Sheet Metal – Lakeside, CA

Material:  4mm FR Core Vitrabond® ACM

94,029 SF of Champagne Metallic FV9205
20,033 SF of Light Maple Custom Woodgrain

Our New Color Design Guide 2019

At Fairview Architectural North America, we are committed to supplying our customers the tools to select and specify the right color and finish on each building façade project. We also understand that our clients and project stakeholders depend on us to supply the finish that best represents the overall project design intent.

So, we’ve taken feedback from over the years and put together this carefully curated selection of 96 colors, finishes, and material replications into one booklet that we strongly believe to be the best in the building façade industry.

Although this is the most comprehensive offering in the industry, this Color Design Guide is the only the beginning of Fairview’s color, finish and texture capabilities. With our technical prowess in developing these finishes, we’ve also been able to offer our customers and project stakeholders custom matched finishes, whether it be as simple as a custom metallic or solid, or as complicated as creating a direct match to a bespoke natural material like stone or brick.

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