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Array of CENTRIA Products Unify and Enhance Arena Renovation and Addition
Formawall® Dimension Series® and IW Series selected for university sports facility
"The existing Coliseum was constructed with exposed steel columns and exterior wall plates, and over the years had patinated to a dull rust color, leaving heavy stains on the concrete pedestrian apron that surrounded the facility," says Scott May, Principal at LS3P, the architecture firm responsible for the design. "The exterior steel cladding plates were originally uninsulated, which transferred a tremendous amount of radiant heat into the facility. CENTRIA's insulated metal panels offered an opportunity to not only clad the facility in an insulated skin, but possessed both colors and textures to unify the building facades and impart a contemporary aesthetic."
The previous building addition, completed in the mid-2000s, was not of sufficient size to accommodate the university's growing sports program, and there was an opportunity for the new addition to provide a cohesive aesthetic to the overall structure, which spans 220,000 square feet. The Formawall Dimension Series panels, which feature an embossed finish and are coated with Fluorofinish®
The architect also specified Super-Rib and Style-Rib exposed fastener rainscreen panels, both coated with Duraguard® in a smooth finish. CENTRIA was also responsible for custom flashings, custom louvers, and custom ACM per the design requirements. Throughout the multifaceted process, all involved parties were in close contact to achieve the project goals in a timely fashion – a critical part of the overall schedule, which was expedited by the university's sports season.
"Through a series of design studies, the team collaborated with both the athletics director and the campus planner to develop the facility design that reflected the character of the campus precinct in which the facility was located, and the aspirations of the Athletics Department,"
The project's general contractor was Turner Construction, Inc. and the dealer/installer was Steel Clad, Inc. The Coliseum was completed in September of 2016.
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Nick Murosky, LarsonO'Brien Marketing Group