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Perforated Metal Infill Panels Highlight Spokane Stairwell

McNICHOLS® Perforated Metal Infill Panels adds security and contemporary aesthetics to staircase railings at Spokane Community College.

Spokane Community College

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.

Perforated Metal Infill Panels

The main focal point of the lobby is the winding staircase. The staircase design required Infill Panels 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 in their design to meet all of these needs and more.

A winding staircase in the Science and Mathematics Building at Spokane Community College.
The Science and Mathematics Building at Spokane Community College's winding staircase created with McNICHOLS® Perforated Metal Infill Panels.

Featured Product & Benefits

McNICHOLS® Perforated Metal, Round, Aluminum, .192" Thick, 1/4" Round on 3/8" Staggered Centers, 40% Open Area

McNICHOLS® Perforated Metal, Round, Aluminum, Type 3003-H14, .1250" Thick (8 Gauge), 1/8" Round on 3/16" Staggered Centers, 40% Open Area

Round Hole Perforated Metal Infill Panels was able to provide the following benefits to this project:

  • High-end appearance
  • Security/safety
  • Ventilation properties
  • Corrosion resistance
  • Low maintenance
  • Strong and durable
  • Corrosion resistance
  • Easy to fabricate

We invite you to learn more about McNICHOLS® Perforated Metal. We are ready and Inspired to Serve® you at 855.318.8791, [email protected], or via Live Chat on