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Christiana Center in Newark, Del

The three-building Christiana Center in Newark, Del., owned by the Blood Bank of Delmarva, is an addition to a complex of three existing buildings from Star Building Systems, Oklahoma City. The project was designed by ABHA Architects, Wilmington, Del., and built by Nowland Associates Inc., Newark, who also built the existing buildings. The 8,370-square-foot addition rounds out the 60,000-square-foot complex. The project was started in March 2009 and completed in November 2010.

Star provided design and materials for all primary and secondary framing for each building, which allowed for the integration of other components for the coverings. The project also features a 24-gauge, 18-inch-wide structural standing-seam roof along with 22-gauge, 30-inch-wide insulated wall panels by others. The roof panels were turned down at the eaves to create a continuous look to a specific height at the sidewalls. The roof panels transitioned to the insulated wall panels along the sidewalls and the gabled ends were full height insulated wall panels.

The new buildings were attached to various end walls of the existing Star buildings. The entire project has some unique geometric shapes with a J-shaped building included in the new portion utilizing the design of valley beams.

Star Building Systems,