Materials

Metal, naturally. Sustainable, naturally.

Riverside Group believes freedom in architectural design should only be limited by current technologies and materials. This is an evolving terrain. Using the highest quality materials, we tailor virtually any single skin, plate or composite material to your aesthetic objectives.

Interior detail image of Chazen Art Gallery showing patined bronze surface. Architectural wall system by Riverside Group.

Interior detail at Chazen Museum of Art (includes clear lacquer), Madison, Wisconsin. Machado & Silvetti, Continuum Architects.

Patinated silicon bronze at Chazen Museum of Art: custom non-directional mechanical finish and pre-weathering. Madison, Wisconsin. Machado & Silvetti; Continuum Architects.

“Riverside Group was the perfect partner for the Chazen project.  From the onset, we had a very particular idea of the color and finish for the museum’s first level façade. Riverside Group’s naturally pre-patinated silicone bronze brought a warmth and elegance to the project.” 

– Stephanie Randazzo Dwyer, Principal Machado Silvetti

Materials

Our material choices range from aluminum composite to single skin stainless to titanium.

  • Aluminum composite
  • Aluminum sheet and plate
  • Custom extruded profiles
  • Specialty metal composite
  • Single skin stainless, copper, bronze, brass, zinc, titanium and other specialty metals
  • Phenolic (HPL) materials and cement composites
  • Corian, Dekton (compact stone), wood
  • Perforations
Exterior night photo of Van Buren US Land Point of Entry in Van Buren, Maine.

Van Buren US Land Point of Entry: 3mm aluminum in light, medium and dark black anodized. Van Buren, Maine. Julie Snow Architects.

Detail of Van Buren US Land Point of Entry anodized finishes.

Bronze colorized stainless steel with satin finish. One York Street, Toronto, &Co Architects.

Material detail of Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, Phoenix, Arizona.

Pre-patinated copper panels with copper-painted aluminum feature channels and white flat ACM cladding. Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, Phoenix, Arizona. Architect: Jacobs.

Evening photo of TTC York University Station in Toronto, Ontario shows curvature of the building.

3mm and 6mm aluminum plate with graffiti resistant gray finish. TTC York University Station, Toronto. Architects: Foster + Partners; Adamson Associates Architects.

Material detail of TTC York University Station in Toronto, Ontario.

Detail of TTC York University Station, Toronto.

3 different shades of orange Duracron. Van Buren US Land Point of Entry, Van Buren, Maine. Julie Snow Architects.

Interior image of Vaughan Metropolitan Centre in Vaughan, Ontario.

Stainless steel with #8 mirror finish. Vaughan Metro Centre, Vaughan, Ontario. Diamond Schmitt Architects.

Interior photo of World Trade Center Transportation Hub.

Powder coated 5mm aluminum. Radial oculus fascia with custom white powder coat finish. World Trade Center, New York. Architect: Santiago Calatrava; Downtown Design Partnership.

Custom curved Corian columns. 100 Queens Quay, Toronto. B+H Architects.

Custom corrugated system at 100 Queens Quay.

Corrugated cladding achieved with custom extrusions. Charcoal painted finish. 100 Queens Quay, Toronto. B+H Architects.

Wood veneer panels and black colorized stainless steel elevator door surrounds. 100 Queens Quay, Toronto. B+H Architects.

Interior photo at One York Street, Toronto, Ontario.

Grilles achieved with rectangular extruded tube and solid aluminum backer. Anodic bronze finish. 100 Queens Quay, Toronto. B+H Architects.

Detail of 12mm Dekton Sterling.

12mm Dekton Sterling. R4-500 system. Catalyst Development.

4mm aluminum composite material with wood grain finish.

Detail of cement composite, Leamington Municipal Center, Leamington, Ontario.

8mm Swisspearl fiber cement cladding with sapphire finish.

Detail from Cortellucci Vaughan Hospital, Vaughan, Ontario.

3mm perforated aluminum with painted anodic clear finish.

Custom hexagon perforation with silver finish.

Finishes

We provide a range of finishes, including:

  • Kynar-coated, powder-coated and epoxy paint systems, wood grains, prints and anodized finishes for aluminum products
  • Vapor deposition, anodized, custom patinas and mechanical finishes for specialty metals

Custom patina with clear matte lacquer. One York Street, Toronto. &Co Architects.

Custom patina with clear matte lacquer. One York Street, Toronto. &Co Architects.

Close up photo of bronze powder coated custom aluminum grills at One York St., Toronto Ontario.

Bronze powder coated custom aluminum grilles. One York Street, Toronto. &Co Architects.