Although the major addition, pre-planned when the original facility was built, it was 12 years before the addition was constructed. The 11,000 sq. ft. addition primarily provides classrooms for the Center’s educational component.
The prominent two-story addition is highlighted by more than 5,200 sq. ft. of 14 gauge Weathering Steel wall panels. The patented is an affordable dry joint, pressure-equalized rainscreen system.
Architectural design for the addition as well as the original building . The material palette for the original building included cast-in-place concrete, glass, limestone and galvanized roof decking that was painted. “Had the addition come sooner or been smaller, we probably would have gone with those same exterior materials,” design principal. “But one of the tenets of our design philosophy is that buildings should be ‘of our time’. Something that has been intriguing for the past decade is the use of weathered steel. It has clearly become more commonplace in projects.”