Completed in January 2011, the $127 million Baylor Charles A. Sammons Cancer Center is an outpatient cancer treatment facility connected to the pre-existing inpatient areas of the Baylor University Medical Center campus in Texas. Along with the Building Team of Perkins + Will (architect) and MEDCO Construction (contractor), Baylor Healthcare was looking to create a facility that conveyed a message of peace and tranquility with natural lighting. Using metal construction products from Centria, the 10-story cancer center was completed with a clean and polished appearance, and an unbroken aesthetic that eliminates visual breaks in the sight lines.
Used for the Baylor Charles A. Sammons Cancer Center was Centria's FormaBond metal composite panel fabricated system, manufactured using a proprietary reaction injection molding process. The system results in a stronger, flatter finish with high-performance air and water ratings. The dry joinery eliminates wet seals and provides optimum venting to allow wall cavities to dry effectively while probibiting the entry of rainwater.
Also utilized were the IW Series of concealed fastener profiles, The common lock joint design of the panels allows for interchangeability and can be insulated for advanced thermal protection. In addition, the IW Series allows for all-weather installation, expediting installation time. Centria's Profile Series louvers blended seamlessly with the fasteners, eliminating visual breaks in sight lines.
The 459,717-sf project is certified LEED Gold. +