River Oaks Baptist School combines ambitious Pre-K through eighth grade academics with robust character and spiritual development in the heart of Houston, Texas. The mission of River Oaks Baptist School is to prepare students to meet life’s challenges and lead the future with superior education and Christian principles.
To empower students and create a sense of community, the design needed to deliver dynamic and creative learning spaces. Architects turned to CENTRIA® for a building envelope that helps to communicate the school’s mission.
CENTRIA panels allowed for differing joint sizes – standard and oversized – to help define and delineate the overarching pattern and provide a color palette to match the aesthetic.
The panels were shipped to the construction site in small batches to reduce time in the elements before being installed.
The design of the building envelope required the installation of special trims in certain spots of the building, which fell to Underwood Sheet Metal, the installer on the job. Underwood was able to make all adjustments on site, contributing to greater efficiency in installation.
Underwood Sheet Metal installed the CENTRIA panels around stucco and ledges with a ledge flashing on top to ensure water rolled off and out of the building.
The Intercept system is ideal for all industries and provides optimal air, water, thermal and vapor protection. Clean lines, tight corner bends, and simple installation without sealants makes for low-maintenance design and better structural integrity.
The Intercept Entyre line offers continuous engagement extrusion and concealed fasteners that work in conjunction with sequentially installed modular panel units. These panels create dramatic aesthetics with smooth planes, clean sight lines and an extensive palette of colors and finishes.
The new middle school and leadership center opened to students in August 2020 after 18 months of design and construction. CENTRIA panels were installed over six months as construction progressed.