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Hospital Façade Features Stainless Steel

MetalTech-USA fabricated 13,000 square feet of its 22-gauge, #4 Polish Stainless Steel Flatlock Panels to clad the façade of Children's Hospital Colorado on its south campus in Highlands Ranch, Colo.

MetalTech-USA fabricated 13,000 square feet of its 22-gauge, #4 Polish Stainless Steel Flatlock Panels to clad the façade of Children's Hospital Colorado on its south campus in Highlands Ranch, Colo. Completed in October 2013, the stainless steel connects the 182,000-squarefoot, four-story health care facility with its location in Aurora, Colo., which is also clad with stainless steel.

Paul Asteris, of FKP Architects, says his company met with representatives of the hospital to discuss guiding principles and façade materials that would identify its brand. "Although we tried to accomplish a building that was new and fun for the kids, we also needed a link to all the Children's [Hospital Colorado] facilities," he says. "The choice of using stainless steel panels had more to do with maintaining Children's exterior character, as well as design aesthetic than aligning with green building standards." The satellite campus includes urgent and ambulatory care, and outpatient and inpatient beds.

Architects: FKP Architects, Dallas, and Davis Partnership, Denver

Distributor: Ryerson Inc., Norcross, Ga.

Installer: Gen3 Construction, Denver

Fabricator: MetalTech-USA, Peachtree City, Ga., www.metaltech-usa.com

Stainless steel: North American Stainless, Pendergrass, Ga., www.northamericanstainless.com