They call it The Century Project. It didn’t take 100 years to complete but the expansion and renovation of the St. Mary’s Hospital & Regional Medical Center in Grand Junction, CO, has nonetheless been many years in the making. It began with the construction of a new 12-story, 44,000 sq. ft. patient tower, completed in 2009, and culminated with the renovation and reconfiguration of 76,000 sq. ft. of existing hospital space. Helping to give those old sections a modern look were aluminum composite panel systems from Citadel Architectural Products.
More than 11,000 square feet of Citadel Envelope 2000® Rout & Return (RR) System metal composite material (MCM) panels was utilized on curved surfaces including entrance canopies and interior and exterior column covers. The panels have a premium Silver Metallic paint finish.
Design services for the project were provided by Perkins + Will, Minneapolis. The design team sought to complement the existing hospital—as well as the stunning mesas in the surrounding landscape—while establishing an advanced, forward-looking image.
According to Rick Hintz, Perkins + Will principal and market sector leader, the Citadel composite wall panels provided exceptional flatness, light weight, excellent strength-to-weight ratio and excellent formability for the radius applications. The fabrication and installation of the Citadel panels was done by Douglass Colony Group, Commerce City, CO.