Mesh links the priorities of design and security

February 01, 2007 |

A metal mesh system helps define boundaries yet still gives the feeling of an open design in the exterior dining area of the $22 million National Archives Southeast Region building in Morrow, Ga. The use of architectural mesh helped the Building Team comply not only with the architect's contemporary design, but also with National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) security regulations. Although the contents of the building are historical, the design of the 117,000-sf Southeast Regional Archives has a forward focus.

“We designed the building to be cutting edge and to meet green building standards,” said Carissa Faroughi, project manager with design architect Peck, Peck and Associates, Woodbridge, Va. Faroughi calls the structure a “materials showcase,” with durable elements such as granite, block, and metal.

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