TLC-1 panels, 7/8" Corrugated - Wall panels
The Center’s practice courts are surrounded by 6,500 square feet of Metal Sales’ 7/8” Corrugated panels, which offer clean lines for a finished look and strong material for a sturdy backdrop. Leading to the outside, the partially-covered exterior walkway/staircase is lined with 27,000 square feet of modern Performance 7/8” Corrugated panels. Finally, the project is made complete with 14,000 square feet of Metal Sales’ TLC-1 20 gauge roll-formed panels, which shield the structure’s exterior.
Metal panels are an extremely popular choice for projects of this nature, owing to their environmental sustainability and long-lasting toughness. Metal Sales offers supreme panel products that hold up well in the extreme Arizona heat. And with a 45 year paint warranty, they are guaranteed to maintain their visual appeal even after decades of wear.
The architectural products utilized in the new Student Recreation Center were chosen not only for their durability, but also for their ability to convey a sense of athletic spirit. Metal Sales TLC-1 panels in Old Zinc Grey frame figures of the school mascot, which are proudly displayed in the form of aluminum antelope silhouettes on the east and west-facing sides of the facility. Small horizontal strips in GCU purple accent the panels themselves to further exhibit team branding. Together, the panels and antelope silhouettes help to create a landmark building of school pride for the campus.
Distinguished buildings like the GCU Student Recreation Center often encounter unique construction demands because of their ambitious designs. To deal with unexpected measurement challenges, the project’s steel building contractor, Arizona Corporate Builders (Tempe, AZ), had to work closely with Metal Sales to acquire more custom-made panels after initial orders had already been placed.