CENTRIA Concept Series single-skin rainscreen panels enabled the design team with WTW Architects to create a clean, contemporary aesthetic at the new UPMC Logan Medical Center in Altoona, PA.
Logan Medical Center provides advanced outpatient services, primary care, and diagnostic services to communities in the Altoona region. Patients visit the facility for pediatric services, the family practice, the asthma and allergy clinic, or to see ear-nose-throat and orthopedics specialists. It was important that the building reflect the cutting-edge medical services and modern procedures which take place at the facility.
“The vision was to create a contemporary and attractive building that would express the high-tech nature of UPMC and its tenants that would occupy the building,” says Tom Wiley, Principal, WTW Architects. “The metal panels provided a clean, linear look and the right shadow line, helping to enhance the appearance of the building.”
Concept Series single-skin rainscreen panels feature concealed fasteners and a common-lock joint that allows the panels to be integrated with each other. Approximately 24,000 square feet of the CS610 style-panels with MicroSeam Corners were used across the 90,000 square-foot building. The panels appealed to the team because of their durability and aesthetic.
“We knew that they would be well constructed with sharp lines,” Wiley says.
The building was completed in the Spring of 2017. WTW architects provided design services, and the general contractor was Alexander Building Construction Company. The CENTRIA dealer and installer was Nittany Building Specialties, Inc.