“The metal achieved a complimentary transition between the precast wall panels of the existing building and the decorative split-faced block that was used in the new expansion,” says Ivan Mccorkle, LEED AP BD+C, transportation project manager for the city of Rock Hill.
Architect Little Diversified Consulting Inc., Charlotte, N.C., used the metal panels as a focal point around the entrance of the building to welcome visitors to the center. Achelpohl Roofing, Prosperity, S.C., installed 694-square-feet of the wall panels in Bone White. Embossed Panels allow a three-dimensional accent to be created in almost any shape or feature.
The metal panels were selected because they are a low-maintenance product with a variety of color options. The design team and city officials believed they were the right selection to add a fresh feel to the building and complement metal features on the structure, such as the signage.
Brad Zeeff, president of Dri-Design, adds, “Metal brought a modern look to an outdated space. The dimension that Embossed Panels can achieve is an application that, in this case, welcomes visitors to an upgraded space.”
The $1.7-million addition houses administrative offices for the chief of police, professional standards unit and support services major. A multi-purpose training room, meeting/conference rooms and additional restrooms also were included.