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Daniel Kornberg, RA, LEED AP was featured in the November 2013 issue of Metal Architecture Magazine for his contribution to the firm's design work with vented metal building envelopes. The following excerpt from the story describes some of the distinct features metal building envelopes can provide:

Many of HarrisonKornberg's building designs employ metal enclosure systems. These systems include a wide range of types and technologies, from hand-crafted standing seam copper wall panels to standard rolled steel profiles, to aluminum composite panels and even custom, factory-made rainscreens. All of these achieve different statements for different clients.

"We have used metal enclosures on projects large and small, and capitalize on metal's light weight and energy efficiency to create distinctive and cost-effective building designs," Kornberg says." We often use metal panels in combination with stone, brick or concrete, to play up the contrast between the massive masonry and the lightweight, taut metal skin. Metal envelope systems can also free up planning and massing, allowing overhanging and cantilever situations to be clad in lightweight materials."

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