Product of the Week: Petersen Aluminum’s column covers used in IBM’S new offices
IBM’s new offices at Dulles Station West in Herndon, Va., utilized Petersen’s PAC-1000 F Flush Series column covers. The columns are within the office’s Mobility Area, which is designed for a mobile workforce looking for quick in-and-out work space. The majority of workspaces in the office are unassigned and intended to be used on a temporary basis.
IBM occupies 122,000 sf on five floors of the 180,000-sf Dulles Station West Building 1, which is part of the massive Dulles Station campus.
The 18-in. clear anodized .125” aluminum column covers were installed by Irvin Services, Inc., Hummelstown, Pa. “It was somewhat unusual to use anodized aluminum for an interior application,” Irvin said. The material was specified in designs by VOA Associates, Inc., Washington, D.C.
Petersen offers its PAC-CLAD Kynar 500 finish in 38 standard colors on steel and aluminum. Most colors meet LEED, ENERGY STAR, and cool roof certification requirements.