Because of its location on a prominent street corner in the city of Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., the 350,840-square-foot warehouse facility designed by Panattoni Construction was held to higher-than-usual standards. The city’s planning commission required not only a minimum of three finishes on the building’s exterior, but also mandated offsets in the façade that would break up the flat walls of a traditional warehouse.
Panattoni met these guidelines by incorporating symmetrically spaced, freestanding, sandblasted arcade panels on the building’s exterior, combined with blue glass, slate veneer wainscot accents, a decorative metal canopy over the entrance, and stained wood lattice on the patio areas.
Because access was limited on the urban site, a 50-foot area of the floor slab was poured after the panels were erected, allowing them to be lifted by crane from inside the building.
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730
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