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Art Gallery of Alberta features stunning aurora borealis

The beautiful Art Gallery of Alberta, designed by Randall Stout of Randall Stout Architects in Los Angeles, reinvents the museum's public spaces with a continuous surface of InvariMatte® stainless steel that flows gracefully through both its interior and exterior spaces.
Expanded museum transformed with sophisticated metals

The expanded Art & History Galleries of California's landmark Oakland Museum were transformed to re-emphasize the structural beauty and add sleek, handsome strength using a lightweight steel structure clad in stainless steel with clerestory windows, and adding stainless steel canopies with skylights over the central staircase.
Elements of design tied together with stainless steel

L.A. High School #9 for the Visual & Performing Arts, a spectacular 9.8 acre campus with seven buildings, features InvariMatte® low-glare stainless steel. The focal points of the campus – a 950-seat theater with a tower and helix, a cone-shaped library, and soaring lobby showcase 4 different gauges of our product.
AirTrain terminal features beautiful stainless steel roof  
The spacious and functional design of the Jamaica AirTrain JFK Terminal, a multimodal transfer point linking the new light rail system from JFK International Airport to the Long Island Rail Road, New York City Transit subway lines, and ground transportation centers features beautiful InvariMatte® stainless steel low glare roof panels.
University of Oregon unveils etched metal mural  
A first-of-its-kind graphic art mural made of etched stainless steel graces the new John E. Jaqua Academic Center for Student Athletes at UO. The etched steel mosaic, which forms the image of Albert Einstein, is comprised of over 3,000 photographs of campus scenes and student athletes taken by photographer, Basil Childers.  
Stainless steel transcends international airport

The successful and handsome appearance of the Airside Concourse roofing system features InvariMatte® low-glare stainless steel. The new Central Terminal B, Airside Concourse and Automated People Mover were designed to meet the air travel needs of the region, and reflect the Sacramento “sense of place.”
Inspirational facility clad with artistic metal panels

The new Chalmette High School Cultural Arts Center in St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana is a true statement of recovery and transformation, hard hit by hurricane Katrina only 5 years ago. The highest point of the inspirational building, which houses the theatre, is covered with curved and artistically formed InvariMatte® stainless steel panels.

Truly Sustainable Architectural Metals of Extraordinary Beauty & Low Maintenance

For over a decade, CMR has been helping architects, panel manufacturers, fabricators and contractors succeed in creating one-of-a-kind, sustainable buildings with our high performance flat rolled metals.

Contrarian Metal Resources offers an unrivaled selection of decorative stainless steel, titanium and other metal finishes, all specially engineered for architectural applications. Our portfolio includes a variety of textures, surface treatments and finishes and represents only best-in-class products – primarily manufactured in the United States and imported from across the globe. In addition, CMR also offers custom finish solutions – to assure maximum design flexibility.

CMR is uniquely focused on architecture. We manufacture and distribute only best quality products focused on uniformity and flatness, and provide complete metallurgical support to ensure the appearance and performance of our high performance architectural metals.

Made primarily from recycled material, Contrarian's portfolio of products are designed to last the life of the building without finish deterioration. Given the intrinsic value of these materials, stainless steel and titanium components are likely to be recycled when the building is eventually torn down. The result is sustainable design with low maintenance costs and low environmental impact that generates long-term value to the building owner.

Look to CMR for the products you need – from dull stainless steel and titanium for roofing, to a broad variety of decorative stainless steel finishes ideal for curtain walls, column covers, elevators, and other architecture, as well as zinc sheet for countertops and other applications – to create one-of-a-kind, sustainable designs.

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    Austenite 55 Stainless Steel
    Learn more... This handsome, randomly textured finish captures light and reflects it, adding interest and striking distinction to any room.
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    InvariMatte® Stainless Steel
    Learn more... The superb consistency of this non-directional, low gloss, uniformly textured finish is excellent for roofing applications!
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