Loma Linda University Medical Center lets light in with metal wall systems

Designers for the building aimed to create a positive environment for patients and visitors, and wanted to let in as much natural daylight as possible.

October 24, 2012 |
Exterior metal wall panels help create a dramatic and influential aesthetic.

A recent large scale renovation and addition to the Loma Linda University Medical School in Murrieta, Calif., culminated in a 273,207-sf facility for the new Loma Linda University Medical Center, adding more than 100 beds to the existing facility. One of the tallest buildings in the Inland Empire region, the building includes a 19-bed emergency room, intensive care unit, labor and delivery center, and a specialty children's hospital.

Designers for the building aimed to create a positive environment for patients and visitors, and wanted to let in as much natural daylight as possible. Various metal products from Centria were selected to create a dramatic and influential aesthetic without sacrificing performance. The Formawall Dimension Series, the only wall system that provides both advanced thermal and moisture protection in a single panelized component, was installed to help create a wall with superior thermal efficiency and moisture control, helping the medical center keep on track with its two-year construction goal.

Also selected were Formavue windows, designed to integrate seamlessly with the Formawall Dimension Series. The windows accommodate a variety of fenestrations and construction types, and feature a standard thermal break for enhanced thermal performance.

The Building Team: Davis Stokes Collaborative (architect), Layton Construction Co. Inc. (contractor), A.C. Dellovade Inc. (Centria dealer/installer). +

 

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