White panels update brick building

February 2016 Issue  |  Metal Architecture

Stevens & Wilkinson SC specified metal wall panels for an expansion and renovation project at Chapin High School, Chapin, S.C., to contrast with the existing brick and designate focal points. The areas encased in metal panels were designed to break the existing roof line and add volumetric spaces. The concealed fastener panels start at the front door and continue at major entrances and room projections. The adjacent interior spaces are filled with natural light from clerestory windows and glass curtainwalls.

Metal panels were specified to modulate and texture a long façade on multiple sides of a new multistory classroom wing. Metal panel portions designated science labs in the classroom layout.

Morin Corp., a Kingspan Group company, supplied 30,000 square feet of its 22-gauge, hot-dipped Galvalume F-12-0 and AA-12-0 concealed fastener metal wall panels in Regal White with Valspar Corp.’s Fluoropolymer coating system. Perforated metal panels were installed in the interior of the gymnasium and commons areas for acoustics.

Stevens & Wilkinson SC designed the high school to have better routing and crossroads of interaction, including feature stairways and lobbies. Natural light and special volumes emphasize these areas. A three-story, open atrium commons area serves as a student entry during the school year, and a lobby space during athletic and arts events. The commons areas provide handicap-accessible circulation to all five levels of the existing campus.

Due to site restrictions, a three-story structure was fitted between the buy cheap accutane online existing school and the football stadium on a sloping site. A new two-story academic building houses 35 instructional spaces and includes seven science labs, while a new arena-style gymnasium with a stage functions as an athletic facility and performance space.

Completed in December 2014, the project includes 195,000 square feet of new construction and 175,000 square feet of renovated space. It includes more than 40 new classrooms, new practice fields, a field house, softball field, tennis courts and additional parking space. Enrollment capacity has increased from 1,200 students to 1,700 students.

Architect: Stevens & Wilkinson SC Inc., Columbia, S.C.

General contractor: China Construction America Inc., Columbia

Distributor: Architectural Products Specialist Inc., Loganville, Ga.

Installer: CR Installations Inc., Denver, N.C.

Metal wall panels: Morin Corp., a Kingspan Group company, Bristol, Conn., www.morincorp.com

*This article was originally published on Metal Architecture magazine’s website.*

About Stevens & Wilkinson:

Founded in 1919, Stevens & Wilkinson is a full-service architecture, engineering and interior design firm committed to providing clients with “Smart Design Solutions.” The firm’s combined design capabilities lead to projects executed with creative, innovative and holistic design solutions. Learn more: www.stevens-wilkinson.com.

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