CENTRIA's Formawall Dimension Series 3 panels put finishing touch on college building
A 65,000-square-foot Mission College Student Engagement Center now serves as a new gateway into the institution’s front door in Santa Clara, California.
The primary building façade and glazed curtainwall is comprised of 24,724 square feet of CENTRIA’s Formawall Dimension Series 3” panels in Pewter with a smooth finish and Sundance Coating, and 2,423 square feet of DS60 panels in the same color, coating, and finish. Formawall’s foam insulation formula contains zero halogens with improved fire safety performance and also provides advanced thermal efficiency and moisture control in a single component. Additionally, EcoScreen perforated screen wall was used on the main public frontage of the building. “Our vision was to design a unique facility which focused on the student experience while creating a new ‘front door’ for Mission College to the greater community,” says Dennis Guerra, associate principal with Lionakis, the firm responsible for the building design. “In addition, CENTRIA products allowed us to work contextually with the evolving campus aesthetic and the greater Silicon Valley community, which Mission College serves.”
The building is targeted for LEED Platinum status. Gilbane was the General Contractor, and the installer was BEST Contracting Services, Inc.
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