Spokane Community College in Spokane, Washington recently built a brand new Science and Mathematics Building. The building was constructed at the campus entrance, and it introduced a contemporary building design to the campus for the first time. The building interior spans three stories with an atrium lobby, office tower, and classroom lab areas.
The main focal point of the lobby is the winding staircase. The staircase design required an infill panel that would secure the staircase but also complement the openness of the three-story design and take advantage of the natural light from the surrounding glass walls. The material needed to be low-maintenance, light diffusing, and durable enough to withstand heavy foot traffic from students and faculty. Most importantly, the material had to be flexible enough to allow for fabrication in angled-cut sheets to match the slants, turns, and winds of the staircase. Spokane Community College was able to utilize McNICHOLS® Perforated Metal infill panels in their design to meet all of these needs and more.
Round Hole Perforated Metal Infill Panels was able to provide the following benefits to this project: