Case Study

September 12, 2018

Showcasing a standard Mapes flat-soffit canopy in three different wall façade treatments. Architectural styles often change with the introduction of newer materials or methods of manufacturing and construction. It can be difficult to create a harmonious mix of materials while specifying a combination of these materials and methods. It’s possible… [ Read More ]


July 17, 2018

Almost all fast-growing companies who are wanting to expand their reach across the country have the desire to build a consistent visual brand image that is a reflection of their brand name and reputation. That factor concept may seem straightforward, but can be hard to achieve without supporting vendors that… [ Read More ]


February 20, 2018

It’s a given that mixed use building environments can have a variety of visual architectural cues to mark the primary entry point of a building. If the building environment has several accessible facades, the question of what activity or business is accessible from where become an important consideration. If the… [ Read More ]


November 15, 2017

Many “professional offices” do not have ten stories above them with lots of glass, polished metal and a dramatic two story entrance to mark their location. And yet those smaller offices need and want a professional appearance to their office location and entrance that provides direction and creates a favorable… [ Read More ]


September 19, 2017

What phrase is often used in architecture? “We first shape it and then it shapes us”. Architecture with a purpose often conveys in its design and materials a message to its intended observers and customers. First State Bank Nebraska design and materials does just that. First State Bank Nebraska is… [ Read More ]


June 6, 2017

“Mixed Use” is currently a buzz word in real estate development. It has been a desirable concept, but elusive for many years in denser urban areas of many cities. It first required an intrinsic local traffic demand (people spending time and money) to support a truly mixed use environment. This required… [ Read More ]


April 3, 2017

The architectural styles that dominate the city of Santa Fe, NM are predominately of a strong Southwestern style with coloration that blends well with the surrounding geography. In newer commercial architecture, you often find a interpretation of traditional colors and styles blended into the corporate identity of the building design…. [ Read More ]


January 11, 2017

St. Leo School is a recently constructed school accommodating K-8 grades and is primarily a Catholic faith based school for the surrounding counties. Students are dropped off and picked up by both school buses and parents. The challenge for this situation is to provide a large protective canopy that can accommodate… [ Read More ]


December 7, 2016

Curves add interest and invitation to Mapes solid deck Superlumideck canopies in many different applications on many different building styles. These are 2 recent examples that offer a variety of potential uses. While one is on a new medical office building just outside of Louisville, KY, the other is on a… [ Read More ]


October 24, 2016

Pre-engineered metal buildings are, no doubt, efficient building structures, but they are often less appreciated because the visual potential is seldom developed compared to normally constructed buildings. In reality, it takes only a little design creativity with color, landscaping treatments and façade accents to bring  the building  to life and draw… [ Read More ]


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