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Metal panels clad art education facility

Lionakis, the architecture firm for Mission College Gillmor Center in Santa Clara, Calif., specified metal wall panels and sunshades to add to the building's sustainability, provide durability and aesthetics.

Concealed clips and fasteners create an uninterrupted appearance

Lionakis, the architecture firm for Mission College Gillmor Center in Santa Clara, Calif., specified metal wall panels and sunshades to add to the building's sustainability, provide durability and aesthetics. The project utilized 34,605 square feet of CENTRIA's 22-gauge Formawall Dimension Series 2-inch horizontal metal wall panels in Platinum with a smooth finish and Sundance Mica coating and Construction Specialties Inc.'s C/S Sunshades. The metal wall panels create an uninterrupted appearance with concealed clips and fasteners.

The three-story, 100,000-square-foot interdisciplinary classroom facility, completed in April 2014, is registered for LEED Gold certification and is the first phase of the existing main building replacement at Mission College's campus.

Mission College Gillmor Center includes career technical education classrooms, faculty offices, art classrooms for painting and drawing, art classrooms for figurines and sculpture, a woodshop, metal shop, jewelry, ceramics, print shop, adaptable classrooms, meeting spaces, lab and lecture space, computer labs and numerous student gathering and study spaces.

Architect: Lionakis, San Francisco

General contractor: Roebbelen Contracting Inc., El Dorado Hills, Calif.

Dealer/installer: Pacific Erectors Inc., Rocklin, Calif.

Metal wall panels: CENTRIA, Moon Township, Pa., www.centriaperformance.com

Sunshades: Construction Specialties Inc., Cranford, N.J., www.c-sgroup.com